Meaning of well-doer in English:


Pronunciation /ˌwɛlˈduːə/


  • 1A person who helps others by performing good deeds; a benefactor, a philanthropist. Compare "good doer", "do-gooder".

  • 2A person whose conduct is good or virtuous; especially a righteous man or woman. Often opposed to evil-doer.

    Frequently in religious texts or in commentaries on these.


Late Middle English; earliest use found in Lyfe of Soule. From well + doer.