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.
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thin-skinned

adj
sensitive to criticism or hints; easily upset or affected
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thin′-skinned′



adj.
1. having a thin skin.
2. sensitive to criticism; easily offended; touchy.
[1590–1600]
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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"
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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
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Translations

thin-skinned

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

adj (fig)empfindlich, dünnhäutig
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thin-skinned

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