thick-skinned

[thik-skind]
adjective
1.
having a thick skin.
2.
insensitive or hardened to criticism, reproach, rebuff, etc.

Origin:
1535–45

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thick-skinned
 
adj
insensitive to criticism or hints; not easily upset or affected

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thick-skinned definition


  1. mod.
    able to withstand much criticism. (Compare this with thin-skinned.) : You gotta be more thick-skinned if you want to be a cop.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Example sentences
He is so thick-skinned he should have a cattle brand on his shoulder.
Yet promoting human rights in thick-skinned countries is not a hopeless cause.
One thick-skinned show-off waves his foot in the flames for a foolhardy second.
They are usually socially aggressive and generally thick-skinned.
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