Definition of thick-skinned in English:

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thick-skinned

Pronunciation: /ˌθɪkˈskɪnd/

adjective

Insensitive to criticism or insults: I suppose you have to be pretty thick-skinned to be an MP
More example sentences
  • Perhaps mentally tough would be a more sensitive description than thick-skinned.
  • For all his claims to resilience in the face of criticism, he is not as thick-skinned as he professes to be.
  • So, you just have to be a bit thick-skinned about it and keep going.
Synonyms
tough, impervious, unsusceptible, invulnerable, armour-plated, with a hide like an elephant, hardened, case-hardened, insensitive, unfeeling, uncaring;
obtuse, stolid
informal hard-boiled

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