thick-skinned


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thick-skinned

(thĭk′skĭnd′)
adj.
1. Having a thick skin or rind.
2. Not easily offended.
3. Largely unaffected by the needs and feelings of other people; insensitive.

thick-skinned

adj
insensitive to criticism or hints; not easily upset or affected

thick′-skinned′



adj.
1. having a thick skin.
2. insensitive or hardened to criticism; obtuse; callous.
[1535–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.thick-skinned - insensitive to criticism
insensitive - deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive; "insensitive to the needs of the patients"

thick-skinned

adjective insensitive, tough, callous, hardened, hard-boiled (informal), impervious, stolid, unfeeling, case-hardened, unsusceptible He was thick-skinned enough to cope with it.
sensitive, touchy, thin-skinned, chippy (informal), feeling, concerned, tender
Translations

thick-skinned

[ˌθɪkˈskɪnd] ADJ
1. [orange] → de piel gruesa
2. (= insensitive) [person] → insensible, duro

thick-skinned

[ˌθɪkˈskɪnd] adj (fig) (insensitive) → insensibile, coriaceo/a

thick

(θik) adjective
1. having a relatively large distance between opposite sides; not thin. a thick book; thick walls; thick glass.
2. having a certain distance between opposite sides. It's two inches thick; a two-inch-thick pane of glass.
3. (of liquids, mixtures etc) containing solid matter; not flowing (easily) when poured. thick soup.
4. made of many single units placed very close together; dense. a thick forest; thick hair.
5. difficult to see through. thick fog.
6. full of, covered with etc. The room was thick with dust; The air was thick with smoke.
7. stupid. Don't be so thick!
noun
the thickest, most crowded or active part. in the thick of the forest; in the thick of the fight.
ˈthickly adverb
ˈthickness noun
ˈthicken verb
to make or become thick or thicker. We'll add some flour to thicken the soup; The fog thickened and we could no longer see the road.
ˌthick-ˈskinned adjective
not easily hurt by criticism or insults. You won't upset her – she's very thick-skinned.
thick and fast
frequently and in large numbers. The bullets/insults were flying thick and fast.
through thick and thin
whatever happens; in spite of all difficulties. They were friends through thick and thin.
References in classic literature ?
It'll take at least six generations before you're sufficiently thick-skinned to go into law courts and business offices.
Our thick-skinned fellow-creatures have the rest of us at their mercy: only give them time, and they carry their point in the end.
Most politicians are thick-skinned and not easily cowed.
I found out pretty quickly you have to be pretty thick-skinned.
The 37-year-old Ammanford presenter said: "I'm not thick-skinned, I'm awful.
Which, to be honest, is not only thick-skinned of Neil but just plain thick.
You have to be either very thick-skinned or well-grounded" - Former Bond girl Serena Gordon.
We did not expect such an arrogant and thick-skinned government.
He said "Even (the Finance Secretary) would not be so thick-skinned as to pretend there is no link between his cut to the housing budget and the 12,000 builders who lost their jobs last year.
Peter, 38, said: "I'm not made for this industry because I'm not thick-skinned.
But I am thick-skinned, I've had experience of it and that should stand me in good stead.
ALEX MCLEISH insists his previous experiences when in charge of Rangers means he is thick-skinned enough to cope with the switch from Birmingham to Aston Villa.