thin-skinned

thin-skinned

[thin-skind]
adjective
1.
having a thin skin.
2.
sensitive to criticism, reproach, or rebuff; easily offended; touchy: a thin-skinned poet.

Origin:
1590–1600


2. squeamish, soft, susceptible.
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thin-skinned
 
adj
sensitive to criticism or hints; easily upset or affected

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thin-skinned definition


  1. mod.
    sensitive to criticism. (Compare this with thick-skinned.) : Don't be so thin-skinned. You can't expect everyone to like you.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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