Definition of chilly
- a chilly day
- chilly spectators
- a chilly reception
- chilly suspicions
It's a little chilly outside.
You must be chilly without a coat on.
They gave him a chilly reception.
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ardent, blazing, boiling, broiling, burning, fervent, fervid, fiery, glowing, hot, igneous, molten, piping hot, red-hot, roasting, scalding, scorching, searing, seething, sizzling, sultry, sweltering, torrid, ultrahot, warming, white-hot;
: noticeably cold
: feeling cold
: noticeably unfriendly
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