thin-skinned

adjective
\ ˈthin-ˌskind How to pronounce thin-skinned (audio) \

Definition of thin-skinned

1 : having a thin skin or rind thin-skinned oranges
2 : unduly susceptible to criticism or insult : touchy

Synonyms & Antonyms for thin-skinned

Synonyms

huffy, tetchy, ticklish, touchy

Antonyms

thick-skinned

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First Known Use of thin-skinned

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of thin-skinned was in 1598

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thin-skinned

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of thin-skinned

: having a thin skin
: easily bothered by criticism or insults : very sensitive

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