thin-skinned

[ thin-skind ]
/ ˈθɪnˈskɪnd /

adjective

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

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Origin of thin-skinned

First recorded in 1590–1600
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thin-skinned

adjective

sensitive to criticism or hints; easily upset or affected
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