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Adj.1.tough-skinned - having a relatively tough outer covering
tough - resistant to cutting or chewing
2.tough-skinned - insensitive to criticism
insensitive - deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive; "insensitive to the needs of the patients"
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Often, the strife was closer to home: Divorce rates spiked in the 1970s, giving rise to neighborhoods full of tough-skinned "latchkey kids" who craved security but rarely found it either at home or, as they grew up, in a more globalized, less-forgiving workplace.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has ditched the soft, chummy mien of the first term and metamorphosed into a secretive, no-nonsense, tough-skinned crusader against entrenched impunity.
ridges graze like old women, they touch feet, a tough-skinned embrace,
Helping them is Carrie (Witherspoon), a tough-skinned type who works for an employment agency.
Other native varieties allowed in the blend are garnacha (grenache), mazuelo (carignan) and the very fine, tough-skinned graciano.
The judges said they were particularly taken with Somerville's sentence: "Like a lepidopterist mounting a tough-skinned insect with a too blunt pin he screwed himself into her."
Nowadays this tough-skinned little fruit can be found across the world, including Australia where it has been particularly successful.
King added: "Players can live with the boos and Jermain's tough-skinned enough to deal with that.
We may look tough-skinned but this is only the weathered effect of many years on the allotment.
The seven-inch serrated blade of the bread knife is meant to cleanly slice through breads and tough-skinned, yet delicate, tomatoes without smashing them.
If you put nitrogen or manure on the carrot patch in the spring, your carrots will be tough-skinned and the roots branched.
Bannon believes there are many tough-skinned managers able to cope with the demands of owner Vladimir Romanov.