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Feeling sorry for everything and everyone and giving in to emotions quickly.
'My heart bleeds for you.' I am a bleeding heart.
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I couldn’t care less (but one must keep up appearances, right?)
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1. a person who is excessively sympathetic to the a plight of a person or group of people

2. a emotionally concerned person

(from the religous picture of the bleeding heart of jesus)
He called me a bleeding heart when he I told him about how bad that place was and how the residents suffered.
by Light Joker July 01, 2007
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A word used by neocons to make fun of people who care about the environment, the sad state of public schools,the bullshit war in Iraq, or basically anything other than themselves.
More than 30,000 Iraqi civilians have died since the beginning of the war. Why shouldn't I be a bleeding heart?
by dirty commie April 10, 2006
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An individual who has excessive sympathy for any group or individual that they perceive as underprivileged, and a lack of sympathy for any group or individual that they perceive as over-privileged.

They typically hold the view that the majority are responsible for any minority plight whatsoever, and that minorities can never, ever be responsible for their own condition. They often feel that the public is obligated to make special accommodations for every group, no matter how large or small it is. They claim to be against racism, but in actuality are racist against whites, and believe that modern generations are responsible for the wrongdoings of their ancestors. They will usually pursue useless degrees with their parents' money, and they will never be found studying the hard sciences.

A bleeding heart is NOT simply any left-leaning individual. Supporting social and environmental causes does NOT make one a bleeding heart. It refers specifically to those who take the views to a ridiculous extreme, make completely illogical, unrealistic demands, and are unable to recognize their own hypocrisy.
supporting gay rights = not bleeding heart
demanding that all businesses should provide transgender restrooms = bleeding heart

supporting gresponsible environmental policies and conservation of fragile ecosystems = not bleeding heart
crying about things like deer hunting and belonging to PETA = bleeding heart
by Dmitri B. December 26, 2010
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a slang term for people involved in creative fields of work. somewhat derogatory because it makes fun of the state of seemingly permanent melancholy artists reside in.
I could have flayed him into shape.
But my hands were tied.
The bleeding hearts and artists,
Let him get away with murder.

Pink Floyd, "The Trial"
by jader May 12, 2006
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For one to be overly sympathetic. Those with "Bleeding Hearts" mean well, sure, but they are some of the biggest, nosiest little damn babies, so much so that they only serve to be the annoying ones.

This slang is comprised of people with liberalistic ideals and goals, not realistically understanding the situation though they tend to think they do, regardless the situation and won't let in for even a moment.
Quite seriously, 3/4 of the United States of America's society is filled with bleeding hearts. If you honestly dislike this example, and are offended by my opinion, you know what you are.
by Sir Sarcasm March 24, 2015
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