hair-raising


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hair-rais·ing

(hâr′rā′zĭng)
adj.
Causing excitement, terror, or thrills.

hair-raising

adj
inspiring horror; terrifying: a hair-raising drop of 600 feet.
ˈhair-ˌraiser n

hair′-rais`ing



adj.
terrifying or horrifying: a hair-raising encounter with death.
[1895–1900]
hair′-rais`ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hair-raising - extremely alarming
alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger

hair-raising

hair-raising

adjective
Causing great horror:
Translations

hair-raising

[ˈhɛəˌreɪzɪŋ] ADJ [story, adventure] → espeluznante

hair-raising

[ˈhɛəˌreɪzɪŋ] adj (story, adventure) → da far rizzare i capelli, terrificante

hair

(heə) noun
1. one of the mass of thread-like objects that grow from the skin. He brushed the dog's hairs off his jacket.
2. the mass of these, especially on a person's head. He's got brown hair.
-haired
having (a certain kind of) hair. a fair-haired girl.
ˈhairy adjective
covered in hair or having a lot of hair. a hairy chest.
ˈhairiness noun
ˈhair('s)-breadth noun
a very small distance. That knife missed me by a hair's-breadth.
ˈhairbrush noun
a brush for arranging and smoothing the hair.
ˈhaircut noun
the act or style of cutting a person's hair. Go and get a haircut.
ˈhair-doplurals ˈhair-dos, ~ˈhair-do's noun
a hairstyle. I like her new hair-do.
ˈhairdresser noun
a person who cuts, washes, styles etc a person's hair.
ˈhairdressing noun
ˈhair-drier noun
an electrical apparatus for drying hair by blowing hot air over it.
ˈhairline noun
the line along the forehead where the hair begins to grow.
ˈhair-oil noun
a scented, oily lotion for smoothing down the hair.
ˈhairpin noun
a bent wire for keeping a woman's hair in place.
adjective
(of a bend in a road) sharp and U-shaped, especially on a mountain or a hill.
ˈhair-raising adjective
terrifying. hair-raising stories.
ˈhairstyle noun
the result of cutting, styling etc a person's hair. a simple hairstyle.
keep one's hair on
to remain calm and not become angry.
let one's hair down
to behave in a free and relaxed manner.
make (someone's) hair stand on end
to terrify (a person).
(not to) turn a hair
to remain calm. He put his finger in the flame without turning a hair.
split hairs
to worry about unimportant details.
tear one's hair
to show great irritation or despair.
References in classic literature ?
The young blades would have it that none other than old Noah himself had come on board with the remnants of the Lost Tribes, and to elderly female passengers spun hair-raising accounts of the sinking of an entire tropic island by volcanic and earthquake action.
It was a provoking, mocking peal, with a hair-raising, screeching over-note of defiance.
Original, entirely absorbing, and frequently hair-raising, this Gothic police procedural is also as grim and lurid as one can get.
Slashified pool riding, hair-raising Washington Street skate footage, street skating straight from the gutter, and slams peppered throughout that made your face wince to watch them.
Ward wrote, "In place of such superstitious hype, I offer far more dangerous, hair-raising, melodramatic, and magical tales.
The reason why epossumondas has no hair on her tail creates a zany legend passed down in a possum family in this whimsical and fun hair-raising tale.
Extreme sports fans, get ready for the latest hair-raising event: extreme ironing.
While studying mice, Nini Guo--a biologist at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland--found a hair-raising gene (unit of hereditary material), named "Frizzled6.
They also performed several ecstatic duets for which they became famous, including Assaf Messerer's Moskowski Waltz, which featured hair-raising leaps and catches, and wild, air-borne lifts and runs.
Bayona should be reminded that these letters are read primarily by highly logical business people who are discerning once they have all the hair-raising facts on Peru at that time: hyperinflation, terrorism, and drug trafficking.
HOLLYWOOD hell-raiser COLIN FARRELL looks more like OZZY OSBOURNE with his hair-raising new image.
Members of the Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) throughout the Midlands had a hair-raising time on Friday when they took part in Comic Relief's Red Nose Day 2003.