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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Intimacy resonates through the atmospheric and layered arrangements, the bleeding-heart, image-laden lyrics, and the syncopated and ambitious rhythms.
Less rigorous Christian leaders, who helped develop the sacrament of Penance, were not exactly bleeding-heart liberals.
But ABC exposed him for the misguided, bleeding-heart liberal that he is.
Still, he is the man who imbued Springsteen with the "social conscience" that so many bleeding-heart critics loved about him.
Carducci's real bugbear, though, is America's bleeding-heart rock-crit establishment.
While the exotic birds, including Bleeding-heart doves, Magpie Gooses, and Sudan Golden Sparrows, all survived by huddling next to the heat vents near the roof of the building, the Zoo has been concerned the birds wouldn't roost this season due to the lack foliage.
Instead we are intent on making the failure to punish fit a bleeding-heart, he's-a-victim-too view of the criminal.
As a bleeding-heart liberal, my initial reaction was to say if they're going for segregation, what about a special ward for white lard-buckets who only get out of bed to go to the nearest Mecca and shout "house".
The bleeding-heart non-smokers, who think that the world will change as soon as us law-abiding, tax-paying smokers have been stopped, need to wake up and smell the coffee, or is that the next legal drug they'll get banned?