Definition of "bleeding heart" []

  • (noun) Any of various perennial herbs of the genus Dicentra, especially the Old World D. spectabilis, having arching clusters of pink to red or sometimes white, heart-shaped flowers.
  • (noun) A person who is considered excessively sympathetic toward those who claim to be underprivileged or exploited.

Use "bleeding heart" in a sentence

  • "Gabrielle Ashe was black, but her tawny coloring was more of a deep cinnamon or mahogany, the kind of comfortable in-between that Sexton knew bleeding heart "whites" could endorse without feeling like they were giving away the farm."
  • "Somehow this would make a great show ... two of the city’s leading citizens missing, one a wealthy do-anything-for-a-buck industrialist, the other a bleeding heart who helped the downtrodden ... yeah, oh, man, yeah."

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