Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being chilly. A sensation of shivering; a painful or disagreeable feeling of coldness.
- n. A degree of cold that causes shivering: as, the chilliness of the wind.
- n. Lack of cordiality; coldness; intentional reserve or distance: as, the chilliness of his welcome.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A state or sensation of being chilly; a disagreeable sensation of coldness.
- n. A moderate degree of coldness; disagreeable coldness or rawness.
- n. Formality; lack of warmth.
- n. the property of being moderately cold
- n. a lack of affection or enthusiasm
- chilly + -ness (Wiktionary)
“It seldom causes chilliness, which is frequently a disturbing symptom, especially in fevers of a low type, and even, when the temperature is alarmingly high, causing the patient to dread the employment of sponging with cool or tepid water.”
“Hectic begins with chilliness, which is soon followed by flushings of the face, and by burning heat of the hands and the feet, especially of the palms and the soles.”
“Stiff-legged pier-tables of marble and alabaster face the windows or are placed between them; thick curtains that can be drawn quite back cover the doors; strips of hemp carpet lead straight from one door to another; the light is dim and cold, half shut out by the window curtains, and gets a peculiar quality of sadness and chilliness, which is essentially characteristic of every old Roman house, where the reception rooms are only intended to be used at night, and the sunny side is exclusively appropriated to the more intimate life of the owners.”
“The superiority of the natural thermal bath over the artificial, resides in the circumstances that the person goes into and comes out of the former at the same temperature, thus avoiding the sensation or chilliness which is felt in coming out of the latter, and which lessens or annuls the good effect which should be derived from it.”
“Peculiar sensations are common in neurasthenia, such as chilliness, unnatural itching, a feeling as though ants or other insects were crawling on the skin.”
“It is long since Sydney Smith expressed his views as to the chilliness which is the general characteristic of the Anglican pulpit.”
“Baker also writes of my "chilliness" to Google and its leaders, ignoring the numerous times”
“Baker also writes of my "chilliness" to Google and its leaders, ignoring the numerous times I extoll their idealism, not to mention Page 2 of the preface, which reads, "I came away from two and a half years of reporting on Google believing that its leaders genuinely want to make the world a better place.”
“Madalene Bonvini-Hamel of the British Larder, meanwhile, advocates a rough puff, because "only the very best ingredients will do for this recipe" – implying and rightly so in my opinion that very few home cooks will have the patience or the chilliness of hand to do justice to a proper puff.”
“Perhaps the most shocking aspect, however, was the innate chilliness of the piece.”
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