bleeding–heart

adjective bleed·ing–heart

Definition of bleeding–heart

  1. :  feeling or showing excessive or extravagant sympathy especially for an object of alleged persecution —used as a term of disparagement for people with politically liberal opinions … was often described as … a bleeding-heart liberal because he lent his name to so many left-wing groups. — Patricia Bosworth

First Known Use of bleeding–heart

1937


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bleeding–heart? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!