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thin-skinned

[thin-skind]
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  1. having a thin skin.
  2. sensitive to criticism, reproach, or rebuff; easily offended; touchy: a thin-skinned poet.

Origin of thin-skinned

First recorded in 1590–1600

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2. squeamish, soft, susceptible.
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thin-skinned

adjective
  1. sensitive to criticism or hints; easily upset or affected
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