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Synonyms of chill in English:


  • 1 a chill in the air
    coldness, chilliness, coolness, iciness, rawness, bitterness, nip
    [Antonyms] warmth
  • 2 he had a chill
    a cold, (the) sniffles, (the) shivers, (the) flu/influenza, a fever
    archaic (the) grippe
  • 3 the chill in their relations
    unfriendliness, lack of warmth, lack of understanding, chilliness, coldness, coolness
    [Antonyms] friendliness
  • verb

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  • 1 the dessert is best chilled
    make cold, make colder, cool (down/off);
    refrigerate, ice
    [Antonyms] warm
  • 2 his quiet tone chilled Ruth
    make someone's blood run cold, chill to the bone, make someone's flesh crawl
    informal scare the pants off
    archaic affright
    [Antonyms] comfort, reassure
  • adjective

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  • 1 a chill wind
    wintry, frosty, icy, ice-cold, icy-cold, glacial, polar, arctic, raw, bitter, bitterly cold, biting, freezing, frigid, gelid, hypothermic
    informal nippy
  • Phrases

    chill out
    informal a place to chill out See relax (sense 1)
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