AskDefine | Define chilly

Dictionary Definition

chilly adj
1 uncomfortably cool; "a chill wind"; "chilly weather" [syn: chill]
2 not characterized by emotion; "a female form in marble--a chilly but ideal medium for depicting abstract virtues"-C.W.Cunningham
3 lacking warmth of feeling; "a chilly greeting"; "an unfriendly manner" [syn: unfriendly] n : very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency [syn: chili, chili pepper, chilli, chile] [also: chilliest, chillier]

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  1. Cold enough to cause shivering; or suddenly feeling cold
    I'm getting rather chilly over here - could you shut the window please?
  2. Unfriendly or distant and cool
    She gave me a chilly look when I suggested it
  3. (ultimate frisbee) calm and focused (with -o(ffense) or'' -d(efense))


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Extensive Definition

Chilly may refer to:


Chilly is the name or part of the name of several communes in France:
chilly in German: Chilly
chilly in French: Chilly
chilly in Italian: Chilly
chilly in Dutch: Chilly
chilly in Polish: Chilly

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