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Synonyms of chill in English:


  • 1 there was a distinct chill in the air
    coldness, chilliness, coolness, iciness, crispness, rawness, bitterness, nip, bite, sting, sharpness, keenness, harshness, wintriness, frigidity
    informal nippiness
    rare gelidity
    [Antonyms] warmth
  • 2 he took to his bed with a chill
    cold, dose of flu, dose of influenza, respiratory infection, viral infection, virus
    archaic grippe
  • 3 he tried to end the chill in his relations with the West
    unfriendliness, lack of understanding, lack of sympathy, lack of warmth, chilliness, coldness, coolness, frigidity, aloofness, distance, remoteness, unresponsiveness
    [Antonyms] friendliness
  • verb

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  • 1 the dessert is best made ahead and then chilled
    [Antonyms] warm
  • 2 his quiet tone chilled Ruth more than if he had shouted
    scare, frighten, petrify, terrify, alarm, appal, disturb, disquiet, unsettle;
    make someone's blood run cold, chill someone's blood, chill to the bone, chill to the marrow, make someone's flesh crawl, give someone goose pimples, scare witless, frighten the living daylights out of, fill with fear, strike terror into, put the fear of God into, throw into a panic
    informal scare the pants off
    British informal put the wind up, give someone the heebie-jeebies, make someone's hair curl
    Irish informal scare the bejesus out of
    vulgar slang scare shitless
    archaic affright
    [Antonyms] comfort, reassure
  • Phrases

    chill out
    North American informal the home should be a place to chill out See relax


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  • literary a chill wind came through the open doors
    cold, chilly, cool, crisp, fresh, brisk;
    bleak, wintry, snowy, frosty, icy, ice-cold, icy-cold, glacial, polar, arctic, raw, sharp, bitter, bitterly cold, biting, piercing, penetrating, numbing, freezing, frigid
    informal nippy
    British informal parky
    rare gelid, brumal
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