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Naively idealistic in the support of philanthropic or humanitarian causes.

do′-good′ism n.
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of or befitting a do-gooder.
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ERIC ROBINSON, DEPUTY PREMIER of Manitoba, who is also the province's Aboriginal Affairs minister, is facing a human rights complaint for an email remark made last November about "do-good white people." The complaint comes from a Winnipeg women's shelter, which was planning a burlesque show at a store called The Foxy Shoppe to raise money for Osborne House.
Other countries like France give troublemakers a good soaking, so surely the reason we do not allow it is because the namby-pamby do-good society in this country is worried about the human rights of these yobs and are afraid the poor little darlings will catch cold.
Our experts and do-good activists seem in short supply when it comes to campaigning at home.
Twenty-five years ago her do-good dad, Bob, called on us to save the world from hunger - now I'm calling on him to save the world from his air-head daughter's hunger for publicity.