1 coldness, cold, coolness, sharpness, nip:
We put on our jackets to ward off the chill of the evening.
2 cold, flu, influenza, (la or the) grippe, ague, Technical coryza, Colloq (the) sniffles, sneezles and wheezles:
Take off those wet clothes before you catch a chill.
3 coolness, iciness, frigidity, aloofness; unfriendliness, hostility:
Mrs Marlow felt the chill in the stare of her husband's ex-wife.
4 cold, cool, numbing, chilling, chilly, raw, penetrating, icy, frigid, wintry, frosty, arctic, polar, glacial:
A chill easterly wind made me shiver.
5 shivering, chilled (through), numb, numbed, numbing, benumbed:
She kissed me with a lip more chill than stone.
6 cold, cold-blooded, aloof, indifferent, insensitive, unemotional, unsympathetic; chilly:
The prison commandant viewed the corpses with chill detachment.
7 cool, freeze, refrigerate, ice:
The fruit tastes better if it has been chilled.
8 dampen, dispirit, depress, deject, dishearten, distress:
The news of mother's illness chilled us all.