thick-skinned

[ thik-skind ]
/ ˈθɪkˈskɪnd /

adjective

having a thick skin.
insensitive or hardened to criticism, reproach, rebuff, etc.

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Origin of thick-skinned

First recorded in 1535–45
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thick-skinned

adjective

insensitive to criticism or hints; not easily upset or affected
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