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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a thick skin or rind.
  • adj. Not easily offended.
  • adj. Largely unaffected by the needs and feelings of other people; insensitive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having a thick skin.
  • adj. Not easily offended.
  • adj. Insensitive to the feelings of others; callous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a thick skin; hence, not sensitive; dull; obtuse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a thick skin or rind: as, a thick-skinned animal; a thick-skinned orange.
  • Specifically, in zoology, pachydermatous, as a rhinoceros; belonging to the Pachydermata.
  • Insensible to reproach, ridicule, or insult; dull; stolid.

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

  • adj. insensitive to criticism

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