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"Offendedness is good enough for Salman Rushdie (www.salon.com) – Spagirl Aug 31 '17 at 13:16"


Being thin skinned is to be easily offended. This usage is idiomatic.

Emotionally susceptible to or unable to ignore the verbal attacks or criticisms of others.

As in:

You can't be thin-skinned if you want to be in the entertainment industry.


Irascible: having or showing a tendency to be easily angered.

Irascibility: The more you 'ave, the less you 'are

  • Being angered isn't the same as being offended. You can be angered as a result of offense, but you can also be upset, repelled, sad, numb, and more.
    – Stuart F
    Oct 31 '19 at 10:36

This state could be called touchy:

Tending to take offense with slight cause; oversensitive.

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