Synonyms of chill in English:

chill


See definition of chill

noun

1‘there was a distinct chill in the air’

SYNONYMS

coldness, chilliness, coolness, iciness, crispness, rawness, bitterness, nip, bite, sting, sharpness, keenness, harshness, wintriness, frigidity

informal nippiness

rare gelidity

ANTONYMS

warmth

2‘he took to his bed with a chill’

SYNONYMS

cold, dose of flu, dose of influenza, respiratory infection, viral infection, virus

archaic grippe

3‘he tried to end the chill in his relations with the West’

SYNONYMS

unfriendliness, lack of understanding, lack of sympathy, lack of warmth, chilliness, coldness, coolness, frigidity, aloofness, distance, remoteness, unresponsiveness

ANTONYMS

friendliness


verb

1‘the dessert is best made ahead and then chilled’

SYNONYMS

make cold, make colder, cool, cool down, cool off

refrigerate, freeze, quick-freeze, deep-freeze, ice

ANTONYMS

warm

2‘his quiet tone chilled Ruth more than if he had shouted’

SYNONYMS

scare, frighten, petrify, terrify, alarm, appal, disturb, disquiet, unsettle

make someone's blood run cold, chill someone's blood, chill to the bone, chill to the marrow, make someone's flesh crawl, give someone goose pimples, scare witless, frighten the living daylights out of, fill with fear, strike terror into, put the fear of God into, throw into a panic

informal scare the pants off

British informal put the wind up, give someone the heebie-jeebies, make someone's hair curl

Irish informal scare the bejesus out of

vulgar slang scare shitless

archaic affright

ANTONYMS

comfort, reassure


adjective

1‘a chill wind came through the open doors’

SYNONYMS

cold, chilly, cool, crisp, fresh, brisk

bleak, wintry, snowy, frosty, icy, ice-cold, icy-cold, glacial, polar, arctic, raw, sharp, bitter, bitterly cold, biting, piercing, penetrating, numbing, freezing, frigid

informal nippy

British informal parky

rare gelid, brumal


Phrases

    chill out

      ‘the home should be a place to chill out’

      See relax