Definitions

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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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

  • adjective insensitive to criticism

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Examples

  • ✒Monkey always had Kay Burley down as the thick-skinned sort.

    Media Monkey's Diary

  • This woman is so thick-skinned that no matter what you do I can guarantee she will not disappear.

    Ethics complaints still dog Palin

  • I think I judged you as thick-skinned enough to weather the jibe, and I do earnestly thank you for your informative response.

    Page 3

  • I think I judged you as thick-skinned enough to weather the jibe, and I do earnestly thank you for your informative response.

    Page 3

  • These small limones con semilla are an excellent substitute for the American and French stylr yellow lemons hard to find in most of Mexico at shops catering to a Mexican clientele and, in fact, can be superior for some dishes over the often thick-skinned American lemons.

    Lemon Tree - MAIN THREAD

  • These small limones con semilla are an excellent substitute for the American and French stylr yellow lemons hard to find in most of Mexico at shops catering to a Mexican clientele and, in fact, can be superior for some dishes over the often thick-skinned American lemons.

    Lemon Tree - MAIN THREAD

  • Being a writer means being sensitive enough to channel the world through the filter of your creativity, but thick-skinned enough to watch your baby get kicked around in the press.

    Ben H. Winters: Why I Give Everything Five Stars

  • I think I judged you as thick-skinned enough to weather the jibe, and I do earnestly thank you for your informative response.

    Page 3

  • Being a writer means being sensitive enough to channel the world through the filter of your creativity, but thick-skinned enough to watch your baby get kicked around in the press.

    Ben H. Winters: Why I Give Everything Five Stars

  • These small limones con semilla are an excellent substitute for the American and French stylr yellow lemons hard to find in most of Mexico at shops catering to a Mexican clientele and, in fact, can be superior for some dishes over the often thick-skinned American lemons.

    Lemon Tree - MAIN THREAD

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