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Insensitive to criticism or insults.‘you have to be thick-skinned and none too squeamish’
tough, impervious, unsusceptible, invulnerable, armour-plated, with a hide like an elephant, hardened, case-hardened, insensitive, unfeeling, uncaringobtuse, stolidhard-boiledpachydermatousView synonyms
- ‘For all his claims to resilience in the face of criticism, he is not as thick-skinned as he professes to be.’
- ‘My persona: friendly, confident and thick-skinned.’
- ‘But a wee warning for those who dare stick their heads above the parapet: look out, you'll need to be very thick-skinned!’
- ‘The approach requires a devil-may-care swagger, a thick skin and also thick-skinned editors, who seem to be in short supply.’
- ‘So, you just have to be a bit thick-skinned about it and keep going.’
- ‘You should be thick-skinned as things can get tense on location.’
- ‘A shy, sensitive, clearly unhappy boy's troubled relationship with a domineering, thick-skinned father is captured in that single wounding chuckle.’
- ‘Kara, you're really not the most thick-skinned of people.’
- ‘Most of them talked of the abuse they got but were thick-skinned enough to endure it.’
- ‘Perhaps mentally tough would be a more sensitive description than thick-skinned.’
- ‘The only hope of rapping the press's knuckles is to be sufficiently rich and thick-skinned to drag your grievance through the courts.’
- ‘I can only read comments on political blogs when I'm feeling particularly thick-skinned.’
- ‘I'm pretty thick-skinned, but I found that remark to be stupid.’
- ‘His loud, belligerent, thick-skinned exterior has always encased a much more emotional inner centre.’
- ‘A person who wasn't so thick-skinned might actually get upset at the way some people act around here.’
- ‘It's very difficult and hard work and you need to be a bit thick-skinned sometimes.’
- ‘No worries, mate; Australians are also famously thick-skinned!’
- ‘I'm thick-skinned, but I have a very sensitive wife and daughter.’
- ‘I learned to be a thick-skinned debater round about then.’
- ‘Of course, Rice admits that he wasn't as thick-skinned when some of the first bad reviews hit.’
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