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thin-skinnedness

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being thin-skinned; over-sensitiveness.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I assume the thin-skinnedness of some MSM types is the result of their general lack of professional principles.

    Matthew Yglesias » Delicate Flowers

  • If anything, he's supremely confident/comfortable/self-assured, thin-skinnedness aside.

    What does Barack Obama really think about affirmative action?

  • That bit warning students about the content was amusing if, sadly, necessary, what with thin-skinnedness on the rise.

    Archive 2006-01-08

  • Peter Sacks, author of Generation X Goes to College, noted the extraordinary thin-skinnedness of the undergraduates he taught, and my experience has been no different.

    Generation Me

  • I'm thinking it may just be normal human behaviour plus a bit of thin-skinnedness.

    readersguide Diary Entry

  • His children and her high-strung thin-skinnedness and lack of domestic propensities have not made her as successful a home-builder as she was a stenographer.

    Our Nervous Friends — Illustrating the Mastery of Nervousness

  • So while I don’t doubt there are a few situation As, there are a number of situation Bs: Amber may underestimate the thin-skinnedness of Ivy League grads to comments about their choice of education.

    “Oh, Near Boston…”

  • It was another matter with the children, who had in them a goodly share of Mahony’s own thin-skinnedness.

    Ultima Thule

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