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Fig. not easily upset or hurt; insensitive. (The opposite of thin-skinned. Typically: be ~; become ~; grow ~.) Tom won't worry about your insults. He's completely thick-skinned. Jane's so thick-skinned she didn't realize Fred was being rude to her.

thick-skinned

if you are thick-skinned, you do not notice or get upset when people criticize you You have to be a bit harsher than that with Caroline to offend her - she's pretty thick-skinned.

thick-skinned

mod. able to withstand much criticism. (Compare this with thin-skinned.) You gotta be more thick-skinned if you want to be a cop.
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Photo: Bumpy, thick-skinned lemons withinsipid flavor resulted when rootstock overwhelmed a "Meyer' lemon plant that had been grafted onto it
They definitely have to be thick-skinned but I think they will know that before they apply.
Unfortunately I'm afraid it's unlikely to provoke regret in many dog owners as they're mostly far too selfish and thick-skinned to be concerned with the effects of their pets' misbehaviour.
Paul is very thick-skinned, because he's encountered discrimination in his playing career, but luck wasn't on his side during his time at Blackburn.
He also insists he is thick-skinned enough to withstand the flak flying his way, even if he believes much of it is venomous and uncalled for.
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Once arriving at 90 degrees north, passengers may explore the landscape, walk around the world, share a champagne toast and, if thick-skinned enough, plunge into the Arctic Ocean.
But how long must we wait before thick-skinned politicians realise this.
and Ronnie the Rhino is as thick-skinned as they come.
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Smith said: "Harry is a very brave man, very thick-skinned, so coming up against Portsmouth will not concern him.
In my long life and experience of non-political leaders, I learned knowledge, wisdom, understanding and sensitivity to situations were far more advantageous in decision-making than thick-skinned stubbornness.
MAN CITY could shove Sam Allardyce to the brink of dismissal by ending their miserable run of away results at Newcastle tonight - but Sven-Goran Eriksson feels his rival is thick-skinned enough to withstand the pressure.