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’


    SYNONYMS
    North American

    relax, unwind, loosen up, ease off, ease up, let up, slow down, de-stress, unbend, rest, repose, put one's feet up, take it easy, take time off, take time out, slack off, be at leisure, take one's leisure, take one's ease, laze, luxuriate, do nothing, sit back, lounge, loll, slump, flop, idle, loaf, enjoy oneself, amuse oneself, play, entertain oneself

    let it all hang out, let one's hair down, unbutton, veg out

    North American

    hang loose, stay loose, kick back

    ANTONYMS

    be tense, psych oneself up