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adjective as in frightening

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He also played a chilling video of House members instructing one another to take off their identifying lapel pins.

It’s a chilling, truly absorbing film with big implications for the future.

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When that’s what gets her fired, it’s a pretty chilling message to send to your employees.

As the world watched rioters take over the US Capitol on January 6, the lack of security was chilling.

“The government now wants a do-over, sending a chilling warning to American business that no sale is ever final,” she said.

But the simultaneously gripping and chilling hold of Serial is that its characters are real people.

The result can be the indifference that appears so chilling in the Garner video.

Another chilling recipe for injustice and resentment by closing down the open society you seek to promote.

Neither, too, was as chilling, as affecting, or, at times, as much of a slog.

Imagine the chilling effect this would have on senators thinking about sticking around for a fourth term and beyond.

The night wind sweeps across the cheerless park, chilling us to the bone.

There is something cold and chilling in the supports which pride and philosophy alone can afford under the calamities of life.

There was a bone-chilling breeze off the Drive that made Lamb belt his coat tighter about him.

I didn't dare think what kind of soul-chilling tones might emerge from its ancient depths.

But note the shudder in the third line when the accent is changed on the word “chilling.”


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to chilling, such as: eerie, horrifying, shocking, and thrilling.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.