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Definition of Thin-skinned

  • Having a thin skin; hence, sensitive; irritable.

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Instead of moving on, as he had hoped, the party stood looking over the bridge, and talking-he took for granted, poor thin-skinned fellow-of him.
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The object aimed at was to do justice to the bitterness and "immortal hate" of these thin-skinned sons of freedom.
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Braying an ordinary fool in a mortar is an unpromising job; but an extraordinary official leatherhead, PLUS thin-skinned conscience, and religious scruples, requires the upper and nether mill stone.
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Elector Friedrich sometimes in his own high person (a courageous and high though thin-skinned man), otherwise by skilful deputy, had done the Kaiser service, often signal service, in all these wars; and was never wanting in the time of need, in the post of difficulty with those famed Prussian Troops of his.
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That woman, whose face he had rather liked, was too thin-skinned by half; she gave Jo a bad time he knew!
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They are a thin-skinned race, fastidious often, and always averse to hard knocks; they are rather modest, too, and distrust their fitness to lead, when they have quite a firm faith in their convictions.
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She is always mighty gentle with her young baronet, mighty tender for his feelings, forsooth, and of his very thin-skinned _amour propre_. I have marked her haughtily reject Sam Wynne's.
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Nor are there many of my own literary brethren (thin-skinned creatures though we are) so sensitively alive to the Public Opinion, wisely despised by Dr. Riccabocca, as that same peasant.
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It may be that she wields a pen Too sharply nibbed for thin-skinned men, That her keen arrows search and try The armor joints of dignity, And, though alone for error meant, Sing through the air irreverent.
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Lord Rosebery was too thin-skinned, too conscious to be really happy.
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We know how it is ourselves, they said; we used to be thin-skinned and self-conscious and sensitive.
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These thin-skinned gentlemen are of opinion that the crime itself is a matter of trivial importance compared to the fact of its becoming known, and that provided the outside of the platter is kept clean, it matters not how filthy it may be within.
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Ferber was not thin-skinned; where money was concerned it would never even occur to him to cherish grudges or to retain animosities.
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Don't adopt Cooper's maxims; nobody approves of them, on either side of the water; don't be too thin-skinned.
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It has been said that we have been over-sensitive, thin-skinned.
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Elizabeth's manner stiffened; if Malcolm had been thin-skinned he might have suspected that she was not quite pleased at this avowal.
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Suppose, then, that we place in central Asia the primitive home of the thin-skinned, hairless human race with its adaptation to a highly variable climate with temperatures ranging from freezing to eighty degrees.
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I have just passed one in coming to this place where I am permitted to amuse myself with these electrical toys, a vast, shaven, shaky head, bald and thin-skinned, carried on his grotesque stretcher.
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He could frisk and fondle round Pope,(116) and sport, and bark, and caper without offending the most thin-skinned of poets and men; and when he was jilted in that little Court affair of which we have spoken, his warm-hearted patrons the Duke and Duchess of Queensberry(117) (the “Kitty, beautiful and young”, of Prior) pleaded his cause with indignation, and quitted the Court in a huff, carrying off with them into their retirement their kind gentle protégé.
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But most people are so thin-skinned.
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Examples of Thin-skinned

Example #1
And for once his suspicions were right; for he overheard Argemone say- 'I wonder how Mr. Smith can be so rude as to sit there in my presence over his stupid perch!
Example #2
But Lancelot was not to escape.
Example #3
The perusal of these animated expressions of free opinion suggested the following lines, which those who remember Boz's book, and the festivities with which he was all but hunted to death, will at once understand.
Example #4
Not content with waging a universal rivalry in the piracy of the Notes, Columbia showered upon its author the riches of its own choice vocabulary of abuse; while some of her more fiery spirits threw out playful hints as to the propriety of gouging the "stranger," and furnishing him with a permanent suit of tar and feathers, in the then very improbable event of his paying them a second visit.
Example #5
You know, Churchill, it is tough work to straighten a crooked ramrod.
Example #6
Prince being his cousin, a readiness to exercise Executive clemency by pardoning the prisoner, might be construed into a species of bargain and sale; and his Excellency could not condone a crime merely because the culprit had relinquished a fortune to his relative.