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English definition of “hair-raising”

hair-raising

adjective     /ˈheəˌreɪ.zɪŋ/ US  /ˈher-/
very frightening: She gave a hair-raising account of her escape through the desert.Describing things that cause fear
(Definition of hair-raising adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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