do-gooder

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do-gooder

One who is very interested in social reform and helping others. The term is often used pejoratively to suggest that such a person is naïve and their efforts futile. I know you're a do-gooder, but how many people do you really think you'll be able to help on such a small scale?

do-gooder

(ˈdugʊdɚ)
n. a person who is always trying to help others. (Often derogatory.) I don’t consider myself a do-gooder, but I try to help people.
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Dear Editor, -What precisely is the definition of a do-gooder?
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Was she a do-gooder? If she was, you can send me a dozen anytime.
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