do-goodism

The action of a do-gooder

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  • do-goodism — noun see do good …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • do-goodism — /dooh good iz euhm/, n. the actions or principles of a do gooder. Also, do gooderism /dooh good euh riz euhm/. [1950 55; DO GOOD(ER) + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • do-goodism — do good·ism …   English syllables

  • do-goodism — do good•ism [[t]ˈdu gʊdˌɪz əm[/t]] also do good•er•ism [[t] ˈgʊd əˌrɪz [/t]] n. the actions or attitudes of a do gooder • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • do-goodism — noun see do good * * * /dooh good iz euhm/, n. the actions or principles of a do gooder. Also, do gooderism /dooh good euh riz euhm/. [1950 55; DO GOOD(ER) + ISM] * * * doˈ goodˈism noun (derogatory). • • • …   Useful english dictionary

  • do-good — adjective Date: 1952 designed or disposed sometimes impracticably and too zealously toward bettering the conditions under which others live • do goodism noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • agape — Synonyms and related words: Amor, BOMFOG, Benthamism, Christian charity, Christian love, Eros, Platonic love, accord, accordance, admiration, adoration, affection, affinity, aghast, agog, agreement, ajar, all agog, altruism, amazed, amity,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • altruism — Synonyms and related words: BOMFOG, Benthamism, Christian charity, Christian love, agape, beneficence, benevolence, benevolent disposition, benevolentness, bigheartedness, brotherly love, caritas, charitableness, charity, commitment, consecration …   Moby Thesaurus

  • beneficence — Synonyms and related words: BOMFOG, Benthamism, Christian charity, Christian love, agape, alms, altruism, auspiciousness, benefaction, benevolence, benevolent disposition, benevolentness, benignancy, benignity, bigheartedness, brightness,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • benevolence — Synonyms and related words: BOMFOG, Benthamism, Christian charity, Christian love, accommodatingness, act of grace, act of kindness, advantageousness, affability, agape, agreeableness, altruism, amiability, amity, auspiciousness, benefaction,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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