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hair–raising

adjective hair–rais·ing \-ˌrā-ziŋ\

: very frightening or exciting

Full Definition of HAIR-RAISING

:  causing terror, excitement, or astonishment <hair–raising stories>
hair–rais·ing·ly \-ziŋ-lē\ adverb

First Known Use of HAIR-RAISING

1900
HAIR-RAISING Defined for Kids

hair–raising

adjective hair–rais·ing \ˈher-ˌrā-ziŋ\

Definition of HAIR-RAISING for Kids

:  causing terror, excitement, or great surprise <He told a hair-raising ghost story.>

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