do-gooder do-gooder

Definition(s):

  • (n) someone devoted to the promotion of human welfare and to social reforms

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Yet do-gooder is not everywhere an epithet, and charity remains a vital force.
  2. Alice also grew to resent her do-gooder cousins Franklin and Eleanor, often mocking Eleanor's bucktoothed smile at dinner parties.
  3. He bristles at cynics accusations that Stand Up Speak Up is merely a do-gooder marketing ploy Nike put him up to.

News

  1. Magician Turns $1 Into $100 for the Homeless in This Touching Video

    Stuart Edge isn't your average magician. Instead of death-defying David Blaine antics, his magic tricks have much more heartwarming results The YouTube do-gooder and prankster sought out people in need in Provo and Orem, Ut., taking $1000 out of his own savings to make the days of 10 different people. For the video, Edge performs a trick in which he switches a $100 bill in his closed fist with a ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Mashable

  2. Belmont Stakes 2013 | Freedom Child eyes big prize, wet or dry track

    Terry Finley is a major player and do-gooder in horse racing, involved in many influential organizations and industry charities.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Louisville Courier-Journal

Quotes

  1. "I just did it my way. I'm not a martyr, and I'm not a do-gooder. I just want to go out and rock. And man, I rocked here," Miller said in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press soon after he skidded off the slalom course in his fifth...
    on Feb 25, 2006 By: Bode Miller Source: ESPN

  2. Acknowledging that there has been "some resistance" Kerry said: "This is not some do-gooder policy. This is in our interest to try empower moderate secular governments to be able to take control of areas which for too long have been ceded to the bad...
    on Feb 26, 2009 By: John Kerry Source: Hindu

  3. "He's kind of a reluctant hero," says Jonny of his character to TV Guide. "He ends up doing good things, but that's not what he sets out to do. To me, that's a lot more interesting than him being a complete do-gooder."
    on Jan 29, 2008 By: Jonny Lee Miller Source: This is Nottingham

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