chilling chilling  /ˈtʃɪ lɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature
  2. (adj) provoking fear terror

Usage(s):

  1. In a rare interview, a terrorist in training reveals chilling secrets about the insugency's deadliest weapons.
  2. All this was the work of a mere dozen men who held 132 hostages in three Washington buildings for a chilling 38 hours.
  3. The arrival of another ice age has long been a chilling theme of science fiction.

News

  1. 'V/H/S/2' review: Blood-spattered and chilling collection of horror shorts by creators of 'The Blair Witch Project'

    "V/H/S/2" is a properly blood-spattered and chilling collection of shorts -- four films from the folks who made "The Blair Witch Project," "Hobo With a Shotgun," "The Raid" and "You're Next."
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Zap2It

  2. Jailing of reporters has "chilling effect" on Turkish media: OSCE

    By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - The imprisonment of journalists is having a "chilling effect" on Turkey's media, which exercised self-censorship during this month's anti-government protests, Europe's main rights and democracy watchdog said. Dunja Mijatovic, representative for media freedom at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), said 67 journalists were behind bars ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  3. Chilling phone calls prior to Lehigh deaths

    We are uncovering chilling new warning signs ahead of a shooting that left two people dead. Relatives of Romie Franklin tell us he called them hours before the shooting, sounding upset and threatening to kill someone else and himself.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: NBC 2 Fort Myers

Quotes

  1. "I am greatly concerned about the chilling effect that compliance with the committee's subpoena would have on future White House deliberations and White House cooperation with future Justice Department investigations," Mukasey wrote Bush. "I...
    on Apr 9, 2006 By: Michael Mukasey Source: Baltimore Sun

  2. "This new policy will be an additional burden to an already overstretched Army," said Rep. Ike Skelton, a Democrat who chairs the Armed Services Committee in the House of Representatives. "I think this will have a chilling effect on...
    on Apr 11, 2007 By: Ike Skelton Source: Reuters India

  3. "We've been stuck in a locker room for 9 hours a day, and he's been chilling out taking the double-decker bus red-thing tour, maybe," said Roddick, who lost to Federer in the 2004 and '05 finals. "Given the choice, I'll take a living room...
    on Jul 4, 2007 By: Andy Roddick Source: SportingNews.com

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