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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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.
They are exempt from this because of our bleeding-heart politicians.
Our lily-livered politicians haven't the guts to stand up to all those bleeding-heart do-gooders
Instead they truffle around for root causes - the ultimate fashion accessory for the bleeding-heart.
Yes, yes, we'll hear the same old objections from the same old bleeding-heart liberals to the effect that heterosexuals have ``always'' been in the United States military and many have served honorably, yada, yada, yada.
But her solo debut is a desperate bleeding-heart ballad.
Once again a bleeding-heart British judge has chosen to put the criminal first.
Even to write these words is to brand myself as a hopelessly out-of-date bleeding-heart liberal.