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chill

chill

 
 
pronunciation:
chIl
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, intransitive verb, transitive verb
phrases:
chill out
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: coldness or cooling off.
I found the chill of the autumn air invigorating.The region experienced a chill that lasted for three centuries.This is how the animal protects itself from winter's chill.
synonyms:
algidity, coldness
similar words:
cool, frigidity, gelidity, nip
definition 2: a moderate but uncomfortable coldness.
I hated the chill of that damp basement apartment.
synonyms:
algidity
antonyms:
warmth
similar words:
cold, nip
definition 3: the sensation of relative coldness, often accompanied by shivering and caused by lowered temperature or illness.
Come inside before you get a chill.
synonyms:
ague
antonyms:
fever, warmth
similar words:
shivers
definition 4: a feeling of discouragement or lowered spirits.
His remarks left a chill on the festivities.
synonyms:
pall, shadow
similar words:
cloud, damper, gloom
definition 5: a sudden, cold sensation caused by fear or dread.
I still get a chill when I think of that scary scene.Thinking of asking her to the dance gave him a chill.
synonyms:
the creeps
similar words:
shiver
 
part of speech: adjective
inflections: chiller, chillest
definition 1: characterized by physical or emotional coolness.
I felt the chill fall breeze and buttoned up my coat.He received a chill welcome after staying out all night.
synonyms:
chilly, cool, standoffish
antonyms:
warm
similar words:
aloof, cold, frigid, halfhearted, icy, indifferent, inhospitable, lukewarm, nippy, unfriendly
definition 2: affected by the sensation of coldness.
We felt chill as the sun disappeared.
synonyms:
chilly, cool
antonyms:
warm
similar words:
cold, numb, shivery
definition 3: causing discouragement or depression.
The statistics presented a chill outlook.
synonyms:
daunting, dejecting, depressing, discouraging, disheartening, dispiriting
similar words:
dismal, inauspicious, ominous, unfavorable
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: chilled, chilling, chills
definition 1: to become colder.
The beer is chilling in the freezer.
synonyms:
cool
antonyms:
warm
similar words:
freeze, ice
definition 2: to have, or shiver with, a chill.
similar words:
shiver
definition 3: See chill out.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cause to become cooler or cold.
They chilled the wine in an ice bucket.The cold plunge chilled him thoroughly.
synonyms:
cool, ice
antonyms:
warm
similar words:
freeze, refrigerate
definition 2: to discourage or dishearten.
Her sarcasm chilled our enthusiasm.
synonyms:
dampen, depress, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, restrain
similar words:
daunt, deaden, diminish, dull, lessen
definition 3: to arouse fear or dread in.
The sound of the gunfire chilled us.
synonyms:
frighten, scare
antonyms:
comfort, warm
similar words:
alarm, panic, shock, terrify, unnerve
phrase: chill out
derivations: chilled (adj.), chilling (adj.), chillingly (adv.), chillness (n.)
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  • chilly:
    causing or feeling a chill; cool
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