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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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It has since come to our attention that this information was incorrect, that many of the Irish are as thin-skinned, po-faced and zealously politically correct as many English people, and, furthermore, that by suggesting Gaelic football and hurling might be in any way 'daft' we were guilty of a racist and a deeply offensive slur on a downtrodden nation.
The kitchen evidently deep-fries the gyozas, which are like thin-skinned, delicate potstickers, until they're crispy hard.
I know we are always accused of being thin-skinned, but it does get really boring hearing the same old things trotted out about our city by people who probably haven't been here for yonks (if ever).
1 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold or other thin-skinned potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1/2-inch chunks
And unlike the thin-skinned high-tech jets that had no choice but to avoid zones of heavy enemy fire.
Zyliss sent me a peeler especially for use on very thin-skinned fruits, including tomatoes.
Because this maddeningly inconsistent and thin-skinned bunch of English players are never better than when they are bristling from public criticism.
If you use thin-skinned red or white potatoes or Yukon Golds, there's no need to peel them.
2 pounds thin-skinned potatoes, scrubbed 1/2 cup unflavored nonfat yogurt or reduced-calorie mayonnaise 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1 teaspoon caraway seed 2 large (about 1 1/4 lb.
An attack plane based on the thin-skinned F16 would be torn up by simple machine gun fire.
Emotional, irrational, thin-skinned - but above all passionate about entertaining football.
Clearly you're very thin-skinned and I think you need to talk about it with someone.
If you use thin-skinned red or white potatoes or Yukon Golds (all of which I prefer), there's no need to peel them.
2 medium-size thin-skinned oranges, such as Valencias, ends trimmed
CROC: At snap of a finger; LEOPARD: Is just spot on; ZEBRA: In brush stripes; GIRAFFE: Near the knuckle; CAT: from a paw; SWAN FAKE: But it looks so real; FINGER PRINT: Thin-skinned elephant