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thin-skinned

[thin-skind] /ˈθɪnˈskɪnd/
adjective
1.
having a thin skin.
2.
sensitive to criticism, reproach, or rebuff; easily offended; touchy:
a thin-skinned poet.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600
Synonyms
2. squeamish, soft, susceptible.
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British Dictionary definitions for thin skinned

thin-skinned

adjective
1.
sensitive to criticism or hints; easily upset or affected
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Slang definitions & phrases for thin skinned

thin-skinned

adjective

Overly sensitive to criticism or insult: can't be thin-skinned and expect all the neighbors to like you


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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