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chilly

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of chilly

  1. 1 uncomfortably cool those chilly nights when a warm fire can be especially comforting Synonyms of chilly bitter, bleak, chill, chilling, nipping, nippy, raw, sharp Words Related to chilly bracing, brisk, crisp, invigorating, rigorous, snappy; arctic, bitter, cold, coolish, freezing, frigid, frosty, glacial, ice-cold, icy, numbing, polar, shivery, wintry (also wintery); subfreezing, subzero; frore, frosted, frozen, iced, refrigerated, unheated Near Antonyms of chilly balmy, warm; lukewarm, tepid; heated, warmed

  2. 2 lacking in friendliness or warmth of feeling a chilly glare directed at the person who tried to go to the head of the line Synonyms of chilly antiseptic, arctic, brittle, chill, cold, clammy, cold-blooded, cold-eyed, coldish, cool, frigid, frosty, frozen, gelid, glacial, hard-eyed, icy, unfriendly, unsympathetic, wintry (also wintery)Words Related to chilly bloodless, coldhearted, hard-hearted, heartless, kindless, pitiless, uncaring, unfeeling; reserved, soulless, undemonstrative, unemotional, unresponsive; apathetic, indifferent, unenthusiastic, uninterested; aloof, detached, dispassionate, impersonal, offish, standoffish; antisocial, unsociable, unsocialNear Antonyms of chilly compassionate, kind, kindhearted; demonstrative, emotional, expressive; eager, enthusiastic, passionateAntonyms of chilly cordial, friendly, genial, happy, hearty, sympathetic, warm, warm-blooded, warmhearted

  3. 3 having a low or subnormal temperature a chilly spring morning Synonyms of chilly algid, arctic, bitter, bone-chilling, chill, cold, coldish, cool, coolish, freezing, frigid, frosty, gelid, glacial, ice-cold, icy, nipping, nippy, numbing, polar, shivery, snappy, wintry (also wintery)Words Related to chilly cryogenic, subfreezing, subzero, ultracold; cutting, keen, penetrating, piercing, sharp; bracing, brisk, crisp, invigorating, rigorous; chilled, cooled, frosted, frozen, iced, refrigerated, unheatedNear Antonyms of chilly lukewarm, tepid; heated, overheated, reheated, warmed; snug, toasty, warm; feverish, flushed, inflamed (also enflamed); canicular, equatorial, muggy, steamy, summery, tropicalAntonyms of chilly 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



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