Definition of Hair-raising

1. Adjective. Extremely alarming.

Exact synonyms: Bloodcurdling, Nightmarish
Similar to: Alarming



Definition of Hair-raising

1. Adjective. Causing fear; scary. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hair-raising

haint
hainted
hainting
haints
haique
haiques
hair
hair's-breadth
hair-brown
hair-brush
hair-curling
hair-dryer
hair-dryers
hair-gel
hair-raiser
hair-raising (current term)
hair-salt
hair-shirt
hair-shirted
hair-splitting
hair-splittingly
hair-splittings
hair-spray
hair-tailed mole
hair-tidy
hair-trigger
hair ball
hair bulb
hair bundle
hair bundles

Literary usage of Hair-raising

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1. My Adventures with Your Money by George Graham Rice (1913)
"hair-raising STORIES FOR DISTANT READERS THAT news bureau, with its headquarters on the desert, at a time when water was commanding $4 a barrel in Goldfield ..."

2. Helping Your Child Learn Science by DIANE Publishing Company (1994)
"Hair-Raising Results Have you ever been shocked when you walked across a rug or touched a light switch? Wait until a cool, dry day to learn about static ..."

3. Landscapes of Tenerife: A Countryside Guide by Noel Rochford (2004)
"Spectacular, exhilarating and, in places, hair-raising ... but if you are sure-footed and not affected by vertigo, I highly recommend this hike. ..."

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