from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having a thin rind or skin.
  • adjective Oversensitive, especially to criticism or insult.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a thin skin; hence, unduly sensitive; easily offended; irritable.
  • Having merely a thin superstratum of good soil: said of land.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having a thin skin; hence, sensitive; irritable.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective having a thin skin
  • adjective idiomatic overly sensitive to criticism; quick to take offence; irritable; touchy

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective quick to take offense


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