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See definition of hair-trigger on Dictionary.com
  • as indelicate
  • as inimmediate
  • as ininstantaneous

synonyms for hair-trigger

  • critical
  • precarious
  • sensitive
  • ticklish
  • touchy
  • tricky
  • unpredictable
  • volatile
  • uncertain

antonyms for hair-trigger

MOST RELEVANT
  • calm
  • easy
  • firm
  • stable
  • coarse
  • harsh
  • healthful
  • healthy
  • heavy
  • imprecise
  • indelicate
  • inelegant
  • insensitive
  • robust
  • rough
  • strong
  • uncareful
  • uncritical
  • unscrupulous
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How to use hair-trigger 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
"I ordered you not to come," said Aspinall: "I can still pull a trigger, Sir," replied the man.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
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
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HAIR-TRIGGER

  • critical
  • hair-trigger
  • precarious
  • sensitive
  • ticklish
  • touchy
  • tricky
  • uncertain
  • unpredictable
  • volatile
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.