chilly

Did someone leave a window open? It's chilly in here! That word means "cold," and it can also mean that someone's acting in a frosty way.

The main meaning of chilly is cold, but this word is often used for emotions too, just like "warm." A warm person is loving and kind, but a chilly person is unemotional, distant, and quiet. Chilly people are often called "aloof" — another word for someone who's not acting like a people person. "After you turned them in for cheating on their homework, they gave you a chilly reception."

Primary Meanings of chilly

1.
adj
appreciably or disagreeably cold
2.
n
very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency
Full Definitions of chilly
1

adj appreciably or disagreeably cold

Synonyms:
parky
cold
having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration

adj lacking warmth of feeling

“a chilly greeting”
Synonyms:
unfriendly
not disposed to friendship or friendliness

adj not characterized by emotion

“"a female form in marble--a chilly but ideal medium for depicting abstract virtues"-C.W.Cunningham”
Synonyms:
unemotional
unsusceptible to or destitute of or showing no emotion
2

n very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency

Synonyms:
chile, chili, chili pepper, chilli
Types:
jalapeno, jalapeno pepper
hot green or red pepper of southwestern United States and Mexico
cayenne, cayenne pepper
a long and often twisted hot red pepper
chipotle
a ripe jalapeno that has been dried for use in cooking
Type of:
hot pepper
any of various pungent capsicum fruits

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