from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Causing excitement, terror, or thrills.
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- adj. Causing fear; scary.
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- adj. extremely alarming
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Twenty-four miles of bridge, minus the last hair-raising few, stretched out low and mostly flat over the calm waters of the lake.
A hair-raising view out the window is of the Dadu River below.
Wood was sent off after joining in a fight that had started when Agulla reacted to Ashton's hair-raising stunt.
Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside Arts Centre, to 5 FebRobert ClarkYou could say Jennifer West makes action movies: her 16mm films are full of thrills, spills and hair-raising feats.
There are some really funny Buddhist stories like the one about the zen master being scared shitless being driven in a car along hair-raising roads … but being present with his scared shitlessness.
He describes himself as a "footballing defender" ie watch out for hair-raising balls across the back-line.
From vicious viruses to hair-raising hacks to killer robots, CNet's gadget blog rounds up some truly frightening tech events.
The rise of the Nazis, and the involvement of some famous Nazis makes this story all the more hair-raising.
One popular excursion is called Suicide Gorge for a series of hair-raising jumps and slides from rocks dozens of feet above the water.
The collective reflects on the hysterical public discourse and private insecurities amplified by the recession through hair-raising, brain-teasing song and dance routines.