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synonyms for hair raising

  • awful
  • chilling
  • disquieting
  • dreadful
  • eerie
  • ghastly
  • grim
  • grisly
  • hair-raising
  • hellish
  • horrible
  • horrid
  • horrifying
  • macabre
  • scary
  • spooky
  • terrible
  • terrifying
  • traumatic
  • alarming
  • creepy
  • dire
  • direful
  • fearful
  • fearsome
  • ghoulish
  • morbid
  • ominous
  • petrifying
  • unnerving
  • appealing
  • challenging
  • exhilarating
  • hectic
  • inspiring
  • interesting
  • invigorating
  • lively
  • provocative
  • thought-provoking
  • thrilling
  • arousing
  • bracing
  • electrifying
  • energizing
  • gripping
  • moving
  • rousing
  • stirring
  • titillating
  • adrenalizing
  • breathtaking
  • hair-raising
  • spine-tingling

antonyms for hair raising

MOST RELEVANT
  • calming
  • good
  • nice
  • normal
  • pleasant
  • pleasing
  • soothing
  • wonderful
  • normal
  • calming
  • encouraging
  • soothing
      • normal
      • pleasing
      • good
      • nice
      • pleasant
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      How to use hair raising in a sentence

      I pictured him as slim and young looking, smooth-faced, with golden curly hair, and big brown eyes.
      THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
      He was tall and of familiar figure, and the firelight was playing in the tossed curls of his short, fair hair.
      THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
      His hair was darker—almost brown save at the temples, where age had faded it to an ashen colour.
      ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
      He frowned, and bent his head, and his long hair fell over his face, while the poor Stuttgardter sat there like a beaten hound.
      MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
      He stood before the glass hung above the wash bench and 369 smoothed his hair.
      THE BONDBOYGEORGE W. (GEORGE WASHINGTON) OGDEN
      Her little neck and arms were bare, and her hair, artificially crimped, stood out like fluffy black plumes over her head.
      THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
      She was a plump-faced, insipid child, with fair hair and pale blue eyes, stolid and bovine in their expressionlessness.
      ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
      The issues of the day before yesterday's battle seem certainly to have hung on a hair.
      GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
      The law went into operation in England imposing a tax on wearing hair powder.
      THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
      In the clear light of a window at the woman's back, her hair, with a groundwork of crimson, was overshot with iridescent lights.
      ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
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