adj. chill·i·er, chill·i·est
1. Cool or cold enough to cause discomfort. See Synonyms at cold.
2. Feeling cold, often to the point of shivering.
3. Unenthusiastic: The movie opened to a chilly reception from the critics.
4. Distant and cool; unfriendly: a chilly look.
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