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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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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.
Oddly enough, this brand of what problem?" politics is thriving alongside its exact opposite-Jack Kemp's version of bleeding-heart conservatism, which, whatever else may be said of it, cannot be accused of pretending poverty away.
Simon's sympathy for the unemployedmay presage a welcome return of bleeding-heart humanism to Washington.
There were predictable cries from certain quarters that Nadiya Hussain's Great British Bake Off victory was all down to bleeding-heart liberals at the BBC sucking up to the multicultural lobby.
Instead we are intent on making the failure to punish fit a bleeding-heart, he's-a-victim-too view of the criminal.
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?
PRISON Break sounds like some bleeding-heart reality show where juvenile delinquents are dispatched to the Caribbean with a pocketful of Lotto loot.
When thousands of Christians offered sacrifice to the Roman gods rather than face persecution, hard-liners among the faithful argued that their apostasy was "the unforgivable sin." Less rigorous Christian leaders, who helped develop the sacrament of Penance, were not exactly bleeding-heart liberals.