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adjective as in causing excitement

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So undoubtedly, there will be some isolated hair-raising increases.

In a hair-raising series of events, he was able to get a ticket to the United States and get out of Uganda.

Very little excited Jay, not even his own hair-raising habit of reading while he drove.

The facts in the case are well-known, yet remain hair-raising.

The explosive finale, when demonic fans run amok at a movie premiere, is hair-raising in its viciousness.

The submarine E.14 sailed into harbour after a series of hair-raising adventures in the Sea of Marmora.

It was a hair-raising problem, too, and called for every ounce of nerve and every particle of skill the boy possessed.

But Braithwaite has won his spurs now in many a hair-raising crisis, so K. may let his mind rest at ease.

He related with appropriate force the hair-raising episode of the weird white figure.

Welcome described another hair-raising turn at another place that allowed him to circle, and came whooping back.


On this page you'll find 41 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to hair-raising, such as: breathtaking, chilling, electrifying, frightening, shocking, and suspenseful.

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