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English definition of “chilly”

chilly

adjective     /ˈtʃɪli/
COLD unpleasantly cold: a chilly eveningColdSnow and ice
UNFRIENDLY unfriendly: He gave me a chilly look.Not being friendlyNot saying muchBlunt and direct in speech and behaviour
(Definition of chilly adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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