chillily

chilly

[chil-ee]
adjective, chillier, chilliest.
1.
mildly cold or producing a sensation of cold; causing shivering; chill: a chilly breeze.
2.
feeling cold; sensitive to cold: Her hands were chilly.
3.
without warmth of feeling; cool: a chilly reply.
4.
producing or likely to produce a feeling of fear; frightening: He told a chilly story of ghosts and murder.
adverb
5.
Also, chillily. in a chill manner: The wind blew chilly.

Origin:
1560–70; chill + -y1

chilliness, noun

Chile, chili, chilly.


1. See cold.
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chilly (ˈtʃɪlɪ)
 
adj , -lier, -liest
1.  causing or feeling cool or moderately cold
2.  without warmth; unfriendly
3.  (of people) sensitive to cold
 
'chilliness
 
n

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chilly
1570, "causing a sensation of cold," from chill (q.v.). Meaning "feeling rather cold" is attested from 1611; fig. use is recorded by 1841.
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