having a thin skin.
sensitive to criticism, reproach, or rebuff; easily offended; touchy: a thin-skinned poet.
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How to use thin-skinned in a sentence
As he scribbled in his journal, “How to remain thin-skinned, vulnerable, and still alive?”
For these self-righteous and thin-skinned folks, there are apparently limits to the liberal virtue of tolerance.Pew Study: Americans Are Self-Segregating Amid Proliferating Partisan Media | John Avlon | October 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It prompted talk Quinn was thin-skinned and gave the ads more attention.
“There are many, many thin-skinned folks,” Leibovich continued.Mark Leibovich and the Preening Egos of ‘This Town’ | Lloyd Grove | July 12, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Wilson was exceedingly thin-skinned and prone to feuds, possibly as a byproduct of his excessive self-medicating.The Devil and Woodrow Wilson: An Interview With Joyce Carol Oates | Jane Ciabattari | March 19, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
We hope we have done justice to the bitterness and "immortal hate" of these thin-skinned sons of freedom.The Book Of Ballads | Various
He would have made his brother Duke such as he was himself,—had not his brother Duke been so lamentably thin-skinned.The Prime Minister | Anthony Trollope
Civilization is merely a veneer, a thin-skinned polish over the savage and crude nature.Tales of lonely trails | Zane Grey
A cynicism so ripe and shameless terrified him and yet the count was not excessively thin-skinned.The Tiger-Slayer | Gustave Aimard
The fingers of the Thoracic are also inclined to be more thin-skinned than those of other types.How to Analyze People on Sight | Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
British Dictionary definitions for thin-skinned
sensitive to criticism or hints; easily upset or affected
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