Definitions

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  • adj. Becoming cold.
  • adj. Causing mild fear.
  • v. Present participle of chill.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Making chilly or cold; depressing; discouraging; cold; distant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature
  • adj. provoking fear terror

Etymologies

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Examples

  • DNA finds out how the city is giving the term chilling out new meaning.

    Analysis

  • Prosecutors charged Rajib Karim, a Bangladeshi national who arrived in the U.K. in late 2006, with what they called a "chilling plan" to use his job at the airline to blow up a passenger plane.

    British Airways Worker Convicted in Terror Plot

  • But looking back through his notes after Myers 'indictment, Murray picked up what he calls a chilling passage about the professor's administration for notorious Soviet double agents Kim Philby, Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess.

    CNN Transcript Jun 9, 2009

  • JIM ACOSTA, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice over): Police on New York's Long Island arrested two teens after discovering what they described as a chilling journal, hand written in liberate detail by a 15-year-old juvenile.

    CNN Transcript Jul 15, 2007

  • JIM ACOSTA, CNN CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): Police on New York's Long Island arrested two teens after discovering what they described as a chilling journal handwritten in elaborate detail by a 15-year-old juvenile.

    CNN Transcript Jul 14, 2007

  • JIM ACOSTA, CNN CORRESPONDENT: (voice-over): Police on New York's Long Island arrested two teens after discovering what they described as a chilling journal, handwritten in elaborate detail by a 15-year - old juvenile.

    CNN Transcript Jul 14, 2007

  • Dumke said she also had seen the materials, which she described as chilling and which included statements written by Mitchell.

    Polygamy implied

  • Even more chilling is that whichever way you slice and dice the data, settler violence is on the rise, and is "consistent, systematic and happening in all governorates in 280 villages and locations across the West Bank."

    Sharmine Narwani: Israel's Human Shields and Live Bait

  • The Time article describes, in chilling terms, the proliferation of heavily armed, right wing militias engaged in paramilitary training to resist the perceived "tyranny" of government authority.

    Dennis A. Henigan: Right Wing Militias and the NRA: Second Amendment Soulmates

  • What I find chilling is the plan to pass a bill that would enable the government to tax certain employees at certain companies at a 90% rate on bonus payments?

    misdirected outrage

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