thin-skinned


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*thin-skinned

Fig. easily upset or hurt; sensitive. (The opposite of thick-skinned. Typically: be ~; become ~; grow ~.) You'll have to handle Mary's mother carefully. She's very thin-skinned. Jane weeps easily when people tease her. She's too thin-skinned.

thin-skinned

if you are thin-skinned, you are too easily upset when other people criticize you You can't be too thin-skinned if you're in the public eye.

thin-skinned

mod. sensitive to criticism. (Compare this with thick-skinned.) Don’t be so thin-skinned. You can’t expect everyone to like you.
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In 2007, barely six months into Sarkozy's presidency, a note to Bush told of a French president repeatedly rebuking his team and prime minister, "raising questions about a thin-skinned and authoritarian personal style".
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But he has always been touchy, thin-skinned and allergic to any criticism.
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Because this maddeningly inconsistent and thin-skinned bunch of English players are never better than when they are bristling from public criticism.
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1 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold or other thin-skinned potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
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Thin-skinned Cameron's temper tantrums are funnier than panto.
Emotional, irrational, thin-skinned - but above all passionate about entertaining football.
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