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thin–skinned

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adjective \ˈthin-ˌskind\

Simple Definition of thin–skinned

  • : having a thin skin

  • : easily bothered by criticism or insults : very sensitive

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of thin–skinned

  1. 1 :  having a thin skin or rind <thin–skinned oranges>

  2. 2 :  unduly susceptible to criticism or insult :  touchy

1598

First Known Use of thin–skinned

1598


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