adjective (chillier, chilliest)
- 1Uncomfortably or unpleasantly cold: a chilly February eveningMore example sentences
- Sultry summer evenings gave way to chilly autumn and cold winter nights.
- I have an immersion heater so we'll have hot water, but the radiators are stone cold and it's chilly this evening.
- A big, blazing fire in a massive, heat retaining rock fireplace will be just the thing for chilly evenings - or cold winter days.
- 1.1(Of a person) feeling cold: I felt a bit chillyMore example sentences
- Mysti did her powerful leap from the ground and immediately I was chilly from the cool night air as the rushing wind passed me.
- When you hear a little crake noise, then you shall know that I am chilly and you shall make more fire.
- I was chilly so I slid into the sweater I had been using as a blanket.
- 1.2Unfriendly: he got a chilly reception from Republican activistsMore example sentences
unfriendly, unsympathetic, unwelcoming, forbidding, cold, cool, frosty, glacial, frigid; haughty, supercilious, disdainful, aloof, distant, remote; reserved, withdrawn, uncommunicative, unresponsive, unemotional, dispassionate, passionless, wooden, impersonal, formal, stiff, austere• rare gelid
- You should see him wrinkle his nose in disgust if it's all chilly and unfriendly.
- Earlier today, Bill, Powell had rather a chilly reception from the Moroccan king.
- Also, they give the president's State of the Union speech a rather chilly reception.
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- Since the Vietnam War, there has been a chilliness between the military and the press, but there was none with the Third Battalion.
- There's certainly some new wave chilliness warmed with the breath of Detroit soul, mixed with a bit of prog worship and '70s glam.
- Like many bird walkers, our leader was an older woman who dressed for the morning chilliness in a green army jacket and pink knit bonnet.