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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


  1. chilling

    Chilling generally refers to the process of cooling something down, often food or drinks, to a lower but not necessarily freezing temperature. It can also refer in a colloquial sense to relaxing or the act of doing nothing in particular. In a different context, it can mean frightening or scary, as in a 'chilling tale'. The exact meaning depends on the context in which it is used.

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. 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. Deprose Muchena:

    The arrests of Hopewell Chin' ono and Jacob Ngarivhume are designed to intimidate and send a chilling message to journalists, whistleblowers and activists who draw attention to matters of public interest in Zimbabwe.

  2. Pat Toomey:

    If we were not to adopt this amendment, then we could be doing a lot of damage, we could have a very chilling effect on the development of this technology, and that’s what I am most concerned about.

  3. Juliette Gust:

    Some of these officers have reported threats to their safety and that of their family.Officers may also believe that they will be ostracized by their peers, retaliated against in various forms, like being given undesirable assignments, or that they could be terminated from their jobs for an infraction that would not normally result in termination, all of these concerns have a chilling effect on an officers willingness to report misconduct.

  4. Stanley Patz:

    We have now seen the confession, my family has seen the confession many times. So it's no longer as shocking but it's still just chilling. This man did it. He said it. How many times does a man have to confess before someone believes him?

  5. Andrew Rosenberg:

    You are telling young, really talented scientists, scientists we need, that you shouldn't go into government, and you are signaling to the senior scientists who have the good experience and knowledge, we need to leave, it sends a really chilling signal across the federal government, and while the public doesn't see a lot of what people in government do, they are doing public service that helps them and has a real impact on their lives.

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