Definition of do-goodism in US English:

do-goodism

noun

  • See do-gooder

    • ‘George was not interested in proposing a tax reform by means of which government might indulge itself in every form of do-goodism.’
    • ‘A people more fully in touch with, and respectful of, nature than nearly anyone on Earth has borne the brunt of urbanized environmental do-goodism.’
    • ‘And, actually, the roots of this do-goodism are ultimately in New England Puritanism, which had many characteristics associated with today's left.’
    • ‘This is bargain basement Nietzsche and Foucault, admixed with earnest American do-goodism, that still passes for ‘theory’ in much of the academy.’
    • ‘If this seems like a jarring blend of dot-com-era excess and 1960s-style do-goodism, well, so be it.’

Pronunciation

do-goodism

/-ɡo͝odˌizəm/