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chilly Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun very hot and finely tapering pepper of special pungency
    chilli; chili; chile; chili pepper.
  2. adjective satellite not characterized by emotion
    • a female form in marble--a chilly but ideal medium for depicting abstract virtues"-C.W.Cunningham
  3. adjective satellite appreciably or disagreeably cold
  4. adjective satellite lacking warmth of feeling
    • a chilly greeting

Chill"y adjective
  1. Moderately cold; cold and raw or damp so as to cause shivering; causing or feeling a disagreeable sensation of cold, or a shivering.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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