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

  • Having a thin rind or skin. (adjective)
  • Oversensitive, especially to criticism or insult. (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 "thin-skinned" in a sentence
  • "Continue to imagine this going on while a very hostile crowd, which has a major case of the "I hate your guts cause you jilted my team" hangover, is screaming God-knows-what at the apparently thin-skinned LeBrick."
  • "If spud advocates are feeling a bit thin-skinned, it may be because the potato has suffered snubs in recent years."
  • "One is U.S. sensitivity to the Mexican elite, which can be thin-skinned about what it regards as infringements from the north on its national sovereignty."