thick-skinned
adjective Date: circa 1545 1. having a thick skin ; pachydermatous 2. a. callous, insensitive b. impervious to criticism <
became thick-skinned about his own work
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  • thick-skinned — adj not easily offended by other people s criticism or insults ≠ ↑thin skinned ▪ a thick skinned insurance salesman …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Thick-skinned — a. Having a thick skin; hence, not sensitive; dull; obtuse. Holland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thick-skinned — If a person is thick skinned, they are not affected by criticism …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • thick-skinned — thick′ skinned′ adj. 1) having a thick skin 2) insensitive or hardened to criticism; obtuse; callous • Etymology: 1535–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • thick-skinned — [thik′skind′] adj. 1. having a thick skin 2. a) not easily hurt by criticism, insult, etc. b) callous, unfeeling, hardhearted, etc …   English World dictionary

  • thick-skinned — index callous, impervious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • thick-skinned — [ ,θık skınd ] adjective not easily upset or offended by what other people say about you …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • thick-skinned — [adj] hardened benumbed, callous, coldhearted*, hard as nails*, hardhearted*, insensitive, seasoned, tough, toughened, unbending, unfeeling; concepts 404,542 …   New thesaurus

  • thick-skinned — mod. able to withstand much criticism. (Compare this with thin skinned.) □ You gotta be more thick skinned if you want to be a cop. □ He’s a real thick skinned guy. □ I’m thick skinned enough; I just don’t like violence …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • thick-skinned — ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If you say that someone is thick skinned, you mean that they are not easily upset by criticism or unpleasantness. He was thick skinned enough to cope with it …   English dictionary

  • thick-skinned — if you are thick skinned, you do not notice or get upset when people criticize you. You have to be a bit harsher than that with Caroline to offend her she s pretty thick skinned …   New idioms dictionary

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