thin-skinned


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thin-skinned

(thĭn′skĭnd′)
adj.
1. Having a thin rind or skin.
2. Oversensitive, especially to criticism or insult.

thin-skinned

adj
sensitive to criticism or hints; easily upset or affected

thin′-skinned′



adj.
1. having a thin skin.
2. sensitive to criticism; easily offended; touchy.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.thin-skinned - quick to take offensethin-skinned - quick to take offense    
sensitive - being susceptible to the attitudes, feelings, or circumstances of others; "sensitive to the local community and its needs"

thin-skinned

adjective sensitive, vulnerable, easily hurt, touchy, soft, tender, susceptible, chippy (informal), hypersensitive, quick to take offence He is too thin-skinned to survive the presidential campaign.
tough, insensitive, callous, hard, heartless, stolid, thick-skinned, unfeeling, obdurate
Translations

thin-skinned

[ˈθɪnˈskɪnd] ADJ (fig) [person] → sensible, susceptible

thin-skinned

adj (fig)empfindlich, dünnhäutig

thin-skinned

[ˌθɪnˈskɪnd] adj (fig) (person) → permaloso/a

thin

(θin) adjective
1. having a short distance between opposite sides. thin paper; The walls of these houses are too thin.
2. (of people or animals) not fat. She looks thin since her illness.
3. (of liquids, mixtures etc) not containing any solid matter; rather lacking in taste; (tasting as if) containing a lot of water or too much water. thin soup.
4. not set closely together; not dense or crowded. His hair is getting rather thin.
5. not convincing or believable. a thin excuse.
verbpast tense, past participle thinned
to make or become thin or thinner. The crowd thinned after the parade was over.
ˈthinly adverb
ˈthinness noun
thin air
nowhere. He disappeared into thin air.
ˌthin-ˈskinned adjective
sensitive; easily hurt or upset. Be careful what you say – she's very thin-skinned.
thin out
to make or become less dense or crowded. The trees thinned out near the river.
References in classic literature ?
That's just like a girl -- they're so thin-skinned and chicken-hearted.
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NIGEL Farage is plotting revenge on a top Ukipper who branded him "snarling, thin-skinned, aggressive".
What's the name of Ukip's election campaign chief, who has called Nigel Farage a "snarling, thin-skinned, aggressive man"?
Notoriously thin-skinned but a master tactician, the timing delights the beast of Banff.
INGREDIENTS 1 small thin-skinned orange 275g (10oz) self-raising flour 3 level tsp baking powder 275g (10oz) caster sugar 225g (8oz) butter, softened 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp mixed spice Orange filling: 50g (2oz) butter, softened 175g (6oz) icing sugar, sifted, plus a little extra for dusting 2 level tbsp orange pulp, reserved from the cake METHOD 1.
Thin-skinned Tory Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt must shoulder his share of the blame.
Thin-skinned cucumber is a must here for its tender texture and bright color.
I do remember John Major though and his veneer of public charm which often contrasted sharply with a thin-skinned brittleness.
3 radio how he felt about Lord Sugar's onslaught, a laughing DPM said: "He's slightly thin-skinned.
With a 150-grain Nosler Partition or the 154-grain Norma Oryx at around 2,900 fps, there is little thin-skinned game anywhere that this rifle can't handle.
The free hike is off-trail, difficult and, as the trip organizer says, "not for the thin-skinned.