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Emotionally susceptible to or unable to ignore the verbal attacks or criticisms of others. You can't be thin-skinned if you want to be in the entertainment industry. For how much she mocks other people, you wouldn't think she'd be so thin-skinned.
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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.
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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