bleeding heart

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Synonyms for bleeding heart

garden plant having deep-pink drooping heart-shaped flowers

someone who is excessively sympathetic toward those who claim to be exploited or underprivileged

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Bleeding Heart began in 2012 as a project of Pentecostal church plant Urban Bridge Church.
There's a lyrical depth at work on Bleeding Heart Pigeons' songs that is quite frankly startling for a band so young.
On the other hand, we humanists are often ridiculed as bleeding hearts for our edict affirming the inherent worth and dignity of each human being.
With Valentine's Day looming, the centre's sole Luzon bleeding heart dove is all alone and looking for love.
Stranger still that a bleeding heart of Nick Godfrey's empassioned ilk ('the poor stable staff') should choose to spend virtually his entire career as a low-ranking flunkey of an absolute monarchical family (Sheikh Mohammed used to own the Racing Post, for the uninitiated).
Here are some sample dishes offered: Mung Bean Salad Wrapped in Swiss Chard with Marinated Vegetables and Thai Vinaigrette; Heirloom Tomato Soup with Arbequina Olives and Shaved Fennel; Red Bell Pepper Soup with Mango and Meyer Lemon; Watermelon Salad; Bleeding Heart Radish Ravioli with Yellow Tomato Sauce; Young Coconut Pad Thai with Almond Chile Sauce; Polenta with Wild Mushroom Ragout; Indian Red Peaches with Vanilla Ice Cream and Pecan Praline; and Black Mission Fig Tart with Walnut Cream.
Jodi "The Terminator" Stefanick, R-Ballwin: Rookie representative Stefanick raised the ire of "the bleeding heart liberal crowd" this session with her legislation to terminate state-funded medical services for the poor and indigent.
HIGHLIGHTS: Bleeding heart, camas, Oregon iris, red-osier dogwood.
This is not bleeding heart liberalism, but rather an example of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: The hungry individual (and society) does not waste its time on self-actualization, but spends its available resources on getting something to eat.
Now I know I'm running the risk of forfeiting my membership as a card carrying bleeding heart commie pinko yellow rat bastard liberal for even thinking this aloud, but if you want to be perfectly honest, I don't give a moose's bald behind about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Katy] picked a hyacinth, a hydrangea, a chrysanthemum, an African violet, a lily of the valley, a trout lily, a bleeding heart, a jack-in-the-pulpit, and an Asiatic lily.
In nature, the bleeding heart Dicentra chrysantha springs up freely after fire scorches dry, scrubby chaparral landscape.
Already new forest floor species such as foam flower, alum root, heart-leaved aster, bleeding heart, and cardinal flower are thriving.
In my garden, the red bleeding heart bush made it through our long winter.