bleeding-heart


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Related to bleeding-heart: Dicentra spectabilis

bleeding heart

n.
1. Any of various perennial herbs of the genera Dicentra and Lamprocapnos, especially L. spectabilis, widely cultivated for its arching clusters of pink to red or white heart-shaped flowers.
2. A person who is considered excessively sympathetic toward those who claim to be underprivileged or exploited.

bleed′ing-heart′ adj.
Translations

bleeding-heart

[ˌbliːdɪŋˈhɑːt] ADJ (fig) bleeding-heart liberalliberal mf de gran corazón

bleeding-heart

adjsentimental; bleeding-heart Liberalsentimentaler Liberaler, sentimentale Liberale
References in classic literature ?
There were rosy bleeding-hearts and great splendid crimson peonies; white, fragrant narcissi and thorny, sweet Scotch roses; pink and blue and white columbines and lilac-tinted Bouncing Bets; clumps of southernwood and ribbon grass and mint; purple Adam-and-Eve, daffodils, and masses of sweet clover white with its delicate, fragrant, feathery sprays; scarlet lightning that shot its fiery lances over prim white musk-flowers; a garden it was where sunshine lingered and bees hummed, and winds, beguiled into loitering, purred and rustled.
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.
I'm no stranger to death and am a war veteran, so this is not a bleeding-heart letter.
BLEEDING-HEART liberals are not alone in decrying the CIA's use of torture in the interrogation of Islamic terror suspects.
THE wide-eyed innocents of Venky's may have deserved much of the stick which has headed their way this season but nobody merits the shabby bleeding-heart story pedalled by Chris Samba.
Ordinary people are fed-up hearing from bleeding-heart human rights activists and liberal lawyers harping on about the need to look after the crooks and criminals who have forfeited their right to mingle in civilised society.
This report describes an outbreak of acute pulmonary sarcocystosis in different species of captive psittacine birds and in a Luzon bleeding-heart pigeon (Gallicolumba luzonica) in a zoologic collection in Brazil.