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synonyms for thick skin

  • apathy
  • armor
  • callousness
  • elephant skin
  • formidable defenses
  • hard shell
  • imperviousness
  • numbness
  • rhinoceros hide
  • thick hide
  • thick shell
  • unfeelingness
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Many of us had been hit by the balls, but a bruise or a graze of the skin was the worst consequence that had ensued.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
A lurid spot on each cheek showed burning red through the bronze of his skin.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
I saw this girl, eight or nine years old, all benumbed and nothing but skin and bone.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
We stumbled along, close up, for the thick-piled clouds still hung their light-obscuring banners over the sky.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Movement to know that she was attired in appropriate costume—short frock, biped continuations and a mannish oil-skin hat.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
The eyebrows were low and thick, the upper lip was sensitive, quivering sometimes as she talked, but the lower was firm and full.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Cystin crystals are colorless, highly refractive, rather thick, hexagonal plates with well-defined edges.
A MANUAL OF CLINICAL DIAGNOSISJAMES CAMPBELL TODD
And it is quite true that the particular employer can no more break away from these limits than he can jump out of his own skin.
THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
I "shinned," and reached the ledge with a good deal of skin peeled from various parts of my person.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
And these steadfast qualities Tom absorbed unconsciously through his very skin.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
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