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English definition of “chilly”

chilly

adjective uk   /ˈtʃɪl.i/ us  

chilly adjective (COLD)

C1 (literary chill) (of weather, conditions in a room, or parts of the body) cold: The bathroom gets chilly in the winter. I felt a bit chilly so I put on a jacket. a chilly October dayColdSnow and ice

chilly adjective (UNFRIENDLY)

unfriendly: I went to see the sales manager but got a rather chilly reception.Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviour
(Definition of chilly from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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