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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He pointed out that today, sadly, "'Do gooder' is only slightly short of being a swear word", but stressed that there is no higher calling.
Karl Rogman It's time to get rid of the do gooders and bring in some proper punishments.
It normally is those 'do gooders' who do nothing but moan that make the noise instead of joining in and helping bring about better community cohesion by learning about each other.
We hear so much from people who denigrate what they term the "do gooders" in our society.
I know the do gooders will crawl out and shout human rights etc, but this is just too much and should be stopped.
It is even more ironic that one of the reasons put forward by the "do gooders" opposing the original proposals to take the highway on the seaward side around the steep rock faces on a viaduct was the danger of stones being thrown onto the road during stormy weather!