chilling - definition and synonyms

adjective 

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/ˈtʃɪlɪŋ/
  1. 1
    making you feel suddenly very frightened or worried

    The chilling truth is that the killers are still out there.

  2. 2
    American making something become less open, friendly, or easy than it was before

    The proposed law would have a chilling effect on freedom of expression.

  3. 3
    making you feel cold

    a damp, chilling wind

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derived word

chillingly

adverb