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Definition of "thick-skinned" [thick•-skinned]

  • Having a thick skin or rind. (adjective)
  • Not easily offended. (adjective)
  • Largely unaffected by the needs and feelings of other people; insensitive. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "thick-skinned" in a sentence
  • "I think I judged you as thick-skinned enough to weather the jibe, and I do earnestly thank you for your informative response."
  • "Being a writer means being sensitive enough to channel the world through the filter of your creativity, but thick-skinned enough to watch your baby get kicked around in the press."
  • "These small limones con semilla are an excellent substitute for the American and French stylr yellow lemons hard to find in most of Mexico at shops catering to a Mexican clientele and, in fact, can be superior for some dishes over the often thick-skinned American lemons."
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