Definition of hair-raising adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈheə reɪzɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈher reɪzɪŋ//
jump to other results
extremely frightening but often exciting a hair-raising adventure/story More Like This Descriptive compound adjectives with parts of the body back-breaking, ear-splitting, eye-popping, gut-wrenching, hair-raising, lung-busting, jaw-dropping, mind-boggling, nail-biting, rib-tickling, side-splitting, spine-chilling, stomach-churning, toe-curlingSee worksheet.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hair-raising