Chilling
Chilling Chill"ing, a. Making chilly or cold; depressing; discouraging; cold; distant; as, a chilling breeze; a chilling manner. -- {Chill"ing"ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • chilling — UK [ˈtʃɪlɪŋ] / US adjective 1) making you feel suddenly very frightened or worried The chilling truth is that the killers are still out there. 2) American making something become less open, friendly, or easy than it was before The proposed law… …   English dictionary

  • chilling — adjective a) Becoming cold. As they reached the street the ‘Duchess’ caught a swirling hem of lace about her chilling ankles. b) Causing mild fear. It was a chilling story, but the children enjoyed it …   Wiktionary

  • chilling — chil|ling [ˈtʃılıŋ] adj something that is chilling makes you feel frightened, especially because it is cruel, violent, or dangerous ▪ the chilling sound of wolves howling >chillingly adv ▪ It was chillingly clear that he wanted revenge …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • chilling — chill|ing [ tʃılıŋ ] adjective 1. ) making you feel suddenly very frightened or worried: The chilling truth is that the killers are still out there. 2. ) AMERICAN making something become less open, friendly, or easy than it was before: The… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • chilling — [[t]tʃɪ̱lɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe something as chilling, you mean it is frightening. The report gives a chilling account of how the plane disintegrated after the explosion. Derived words: chillingly ADV GRADED usu ADV adj… …   English dictionary

  • chilling — adjective something that is chilling makes you feel frightened, especially because it is cruel, violent, or dangerous: the chilling sound of wolves howling …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • chilling — /ˈtʃɪlɪŋ/ (say chiling) adjective 1. frightening; horrifying: *a delirium of witch like imprecations that had a weird and chilling power –david malouf, 1984. 2. causing coldness: a chilling wind. –chillingly, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • Chilling — Chill Chill, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Chilled} (ch[i^]ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Chilling}.] 1. To strike with a chill; to make chilly; to cause to shiver; to affect with cold. [1913 Webster] When winter chilled the day. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chilling — adjective Date: 1814 gravely disturbing or frightening < a chilling case of abuse > • chillingly adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chilling — /chil ing/, adj. causing or likely to cause a chill: the chilling effect of the high unemployment rate. [CHILL + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

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