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 periodicals archive ?
We love great stories because, in their beginning, their middle, and their hair-raisingly moving finale, we see and feel the struggle of our own lives--released, larger than life.
Using the player for its intended purpose - feeding it a 192KHZ WAV version Radiohead's recent A Moon Shaped Pool album - is hair-raisingly good.
There will be no such spectator problems this weekend with prospective vantage points including a handful of lay-bys, a couple of bridges over the dual carriageway, or even the cabs of the trucks which will chug past at hair-raisingly close proximity en route to Hull docks.
Wild Wadi has some hair-raisingly high slides, children's areas and for those who don't like to get their feet wet, plenty of sunbeds to relax and soak up the sun.
We accompany her as she enters Indonesia via ferry through a 'sleepy holiday port' to avoid unwanted official attention, comes hair-raisingly close to being caught sneaking a camera into an immigration prison and deals with a torrent of phone calls from asylum seekers looking for assistance.
Today, it's another 145km of wick-k edly difficult climbs and hair-raisingly rapid descents as the peloton travels between Pau and Hautacam.
His stories of backstage antics were both hair-raisingly hilarious and touching.
But the imagery in the video itself is hair-raisingly evocative in the worst possible way.
The other day I was sitting down to dinner in Alacaty, near EceE-me, with a Swiss journalist and her husband -- and believe me these days there would be something wrong if you weren't sitting down to dinner with a Swiss journalist and her husband in Alacaty, so hair-raisingly hyper-hip and happening has that erstwhile forgotten little Greek village become.
are often hair-raisingly violent, as well as breathtakingly lyrical.
Hamilton initially grabbed second place from Vettel at the pit stop, hair-raisingly so after they diced their way around Virgin Racing's Lucas di Grassi at turn one when the 25-year-old Briton returned to the track.
Macal was 100% musician--he worked harder at his conducting skills than anyone I have ever met, and presented our audiences with hair-raisingly exciting interpretations.