Thin-skinned Thin"-skinned`, a. Having a thin skin; hence, sensitive; irritable. [1913 Webster]

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  • thin-skinned — If somebody is thin skinned, they are very sensitive to any sort of criticism …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • thin-skinned — thin skinned; thin skinned·ness; …   English syllables

  • thin-skinned — /thin skind /, adj. 1. having a thin skin. 2. sensitive to criticism, reproach, or rebuff; easily offended; touchy: a thin skinned poet. [1590 1600] Syn. 2. squeamish, soft, susceptible. * * * …   Universalium

  • thin-skinned — [thin′skind′] adj. 1. having a thin skin 2. easily hurt by criticism, insult, etc.; sensitive …   English World dictionary

  • thin-skinned — adj too easily offended or upset by criticism ≠ ↑thick skinned …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • thin-skinned — thin′ skinned′ adj. 1) having a thin skin 2) sensitive to criticism; easily offended; touchy • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • thin-skinned — [ θın skınd ] adjective easily upset or offended by what other people say about you …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • thin-skinned — [adj] sensitive delicate, easily hurt, hypersensitive, oversensitive, soft, touchy, vulnerable; concept 406 …   New thesaurus

  • thin-skinned — mod. sensitive to criticism. (Compare this with thick skinned.) □ Don’t be so thin skinned. You can’t expect everyone to like you. □ He’s a thin skinned guy. □ I’m too thin skinned to be a bill collector …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • thin-skinned — adjective a) having a thin skin You must handle thin skinned fruits carefully to avoid bruising them. b) overly sensitive to criticism; quick to take offence; irritable; touchy Shes rather thin skinned when it comes to comments about her work …   Wiktionary

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