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thin-skinned

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.

*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

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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"And more than that, I would like to apologise directly to Nigel for the phrase 'snarling, thin-skinned and aggressive.'.
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Freefaller position people - on their front with both arms around the pillow - are likely to be thin-skinned.
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And she is unquestionably a fine, deeply humane person--if a bit thin-skinned about criticism.
He may well bring knowledge, experience, passion, enthusiasm to his few games in charge, but for every one person in the game who says he has all those qualities I've heard another two say he's too thin-skinned and "spits the dummy out" if things don't go his way.
Thin-skinned, Packard frequently over-reacted to attacks on his books, yet he actively sought acceptance from the very academics who rejected him.