chilly
adjective (chillier; -est) Date: 1570 1. noticeably cold ; chilling <
a chilly day
>
2. unpleasantly affected by cold <
chilly spectators
>
3. lacking warmth of feeling ; unfriendly <
a chilly reception
>
4. tending to arouse fear or apprehension <
chilly suspicions
>
chillily adverbchilliness noun

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