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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cooling, chilling, temperature reductionadjective

    the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature

  2. chilling, scarey, scary, shivery, shudderyadjective

    provoking fear terror

    "a scary movie"; "the most terrible and shuddery...tales of murder and revenge"


  1. chillingadjective

    Becoming cold.

  2. chillingadjective

    Causing mild fear.

    It was a chilling story, but the children enjoyed it

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chilling

    of Chill

  2. Chillingadjective

    making chilly or cold; depressing; discouraging; cold; distant; as, a chilling breeze; a chilling manner

Editors Contribution

  1. Chilling

    Relaxing, resting, kicked back

    She was chilling on the coach. Me and my friends where chilling at the house.

    Submitted by jazmine_s on October 28, 2020  

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  1. Alex
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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chilling in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chilling in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of chilling in a Sentence

  1. Nancy Pelosi:

    The FCC’s moves to dismantle net neutrality will further stack the playing field in favor of the biggest bank account, chilling competition, hurting consumers and punishing entrepreneurs and small businesses.

  2. Sherif Elsayed-Ali:

    To not even allow entry to people who are fleeing a conflict zone with serious injuries because they don't have ID papers shows a chilling lack of compassion and appalling disregard for their rights to health and life.

  3. Nizam Ismail:

    This will send a chilling effect to banks and financial institutions, their license could be at risk. Worse, there is also the real threat of personal criminal liability.

  4. The Minnesota Democrat:

    We have a moral duty to combat hateful ideologies in our own country and around the world -- and that includes both anti-Semitism and Islamophobia, in a democracy, we can and should have an open, respectful debate about Middle East that focuses on policy. Branding criticism of Israel as automatically anti-Semitic has a chilling effect on our public discourse and makes it harder to achieve a peaceful solution between Israelis and Palestinians. Threats of violence -- like those made against Rep. Omar -- are never acceptable.

  5. Satoru Yoshida:

    The market has no clear direction today though a new wave of restrictions to curb the pandemic in Asia is chilling the market mood.

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