hair-raising

[ hair-rey-zing ]
/ ˈhɛərˌreɪ zɪŋ /

adjective

terrifying or horrifying: We had a hair-raising brush with death.

Origin of hair-raising

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for hair-raising

hair-raising


adjective

inspiring horror; terrifyinga hair-raising drop of 600 feet

Derived Forms

hair-raiser, noun
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