1. the property of being moderately cold

the chilliness of early morning

Syn: ↑coolness, ↑nip
Derivationally related forms: ↑nippy (for: ↑nip), ↑cool (for: ↑coolness), ↑chilly
Hypernyms: ↑coldness, ↑cold, ↑low temperature, ↑frigidity, ↑frigidness
2. a lack of affection or enthusiasm

a distressing coldness of tone and manner

Syn: ↑coldness, ↑coolness, ↑frigidity, ↑frigidness, ↑iciness
Derivationally related forms: ↑icy (for: ↑iciness), ↑frigid (for: ↑frigidness), ↑frigid (for: ↑frigidity), ↑cool (for: ↑coolness), ↑cold (for: ↑coldness)
Hypernyms: ↑unemotionality, ↑emotionlessness
Hyponyms: ↑stone, ↑tepidness, ↑lukewarmness

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • chilliness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Relative lack of physical warmth: chill, cold, coldness, coolness. See HOT …   English dictionary for students

  • chilliness — chill·i·ness || tʃɪlɪnɪs n. coldness, coolness …   English contemporary dictionary

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