having a thick skin.
insensitive or hardened to criticism, reproach, rebuff, etc.
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How to use thick-skinned in a sentence
But despite the drama, and the numerous pages devoted to him in Paris Match, he is, it turns out, incredibly thick-skinned.
“I've gotten a modicum of heat [from conservatives], but I'm pretty thick-skinned,” he told The Daily Beast.
“Mouvedre is a thick-skinned late-harvested variety with sharp tannins that often seem rustic,” he says.
When you were doing the interview, David, were you aware of just how thick skinned, how armored, he was like an armadillo?
All these Brodricks had firm, thick-skinned faces in which lines came slowly, and were few but strong.The Creators | May Sinclair
The young people chafed, and, finding Billy Knapp either imperturbable or thick-skinned, they turned their attention to Alfred.Blazed Trail Stories | Stewart Edward White
The thick-skinned, thoughtful and reserved aboriginals of central Mexico are most enigmatical in their character.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 1 | Hubert Howe Bancroft
Nimrod's thick-skinned sensibilities would have cared little for either.Cedar Creek | Elizabeth Hely Walshe
And although the mate was sufficiently thick-skinned, even he felt it.Reminiscences of Anton Chekhov | Maxim Gorky
British Dictionary definitions for thick-skinned
insensitive to criticism or hints; not easily upset or affected
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