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adj. chill·i·er, chill·i·est
1. Cool or cold enough to cause discomfort. See Synonyms at cold.
2. Feeling cold, often to the point of shivering.
3. Unenthusiastic: The movie opened to a chilly reception from the critics.
4. Distant and cool; unfriendly: a chilly look.

chill′i·ly adv.
chill′i·ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chilliness - the property of being moderately cold; "the chilliness of early morning"
low temperature, cold, frigidity, frigidness, coldness - the absence of heat; "the coldness made our breath visible"; "come in out of the cold"; "cold is a vasoconstrictor"
2.chilliness - a lack of affection or enthusiasm; "a distressing coldness of tone and manner"
emotionlessness, unemotionality - absence of emotion
stone - a lack of feeling or expression or movement; "he must have a heart of stone"; "her face was as hard as stone"
lukewarmness, tepidness - lack of passion, force or animation
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Relative lack of physical warmth:
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بُرودَه، قَشْعَريرَه
kuldi, svali


[ˈtʃɪlɪnɪs] Nfrío m (fig) → frialdad f
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(tʃil) noun
1. coldness. There's a chill in the air.
2. an illness which causes shivering. I think I've caught a chill.
cold. a chill wind.
to make cold (without freezing). Have you chilled the wine?
ˈchilly adjective
cold. a chilly day.
ˈchilliness noun
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References in classic literature ?
There seems to be no chilly distance existing between the German students and the professor; but, on the contrary, a companionable intercourse, the opposite of chilliness and reserve.
Afterwards, when she sat with the girls before the dying embers at Patty's Place, removing the spring chilliness from their satin skins, none chatted more blithely than she of the day's events.
But then, as he got warm at the work and saw how assiduously Veslovsky was tugging at the wagonette by one of the mud-guards, so that he broke it indeed, Levin blamed himself for having under the influence of yesterday's feelings been too cold to Veslovsky, and tried to be particularly genial so as to smooth over his chilliness. When everything had been put right, and the carriage had been brought back to the road, Levin had the lunch served.
The poor did not want large airy rooms; they suffered from cold, for their food was not nourishing and their circulation bad; space gave them a feeling of chilliness, and they wanted to burn as little coal as need be; there was no hardship for several to sleep in one room, they preferred it; they were never alone for a moment, from the time they were born to the time they died, and loneliness oppressed them; they enjoyed the promiscuity in which they dwelt, and the constant noise of their surroundings pressed upon their ears unnoticed.
He felt his limbs growing stiff with the unaccustomed chilliness of the night, and doubted whether he should be able to descend the steps of the scaffold.
And Dorothea was not at ease in the perspective and chilliness of that height.
These last consisted of all the young people whom Valentine's death had struck like a thunderbolt, and who, notwithstanding the raw chilliness of the season, could not refrain from paying a last tribute to the memory of the beautiful, chaste, and adorable girl, thus cut off in the flower of her youth.
He must toast his slippers a long while, in order to get rid of the chilliness which the air of this vile old house has sent curdling through his veins.
I warmed soup in a little apparatus I have for such occasions, which helped to take the chilliness off the sandwiches,--this is the only unpleasant part of a winter picnic, the clammy quality of the provisions just when you most long for something very hot.
About the middle of October, 18-, there occurred, however, a day of remarkable chilliness. Just before sunset I scrambled my way through the evergreens to the hut of my friend, whom I had not visited for several weeks - my residence being, at that time, in Charleston, a distance of nine miles from the Island, while the facilities of passage and re-passage were very far behind those of the present day.
As he travels to the Himalayas, guests are served a Lemon-flavored Oolong Tea Yacon Sorbet palette cleanser to mimic the chilliness of the high altitudes.
The success of the visit reflected not just the warmth of the burgeoning bilateral dialogue, but perhaps just as important the current chilliness of both of their ties with the United States.