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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Word Origin & History

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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Example sentences
Delphiniums prefer cool, moist summers and chilly but not excessively cold
  winters.
Masterly as this narrative is, it is chilly and almost cruel.
Dining alfresco on the coast usually calls for jackets to stave off the chilly
  air, especially on shaded patios.
Few things are better than a steaming bowl of soup on a chilly evening.
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