[ adjective ] so scary as to cause chills and shudders
"the most terrible and shuddery...tales of murder and revenge"
Used in print(Gene Caesar, Rifle for Rent....)
For a blood chilling ring of terror to the very sound of his name was the tool he needed for the job he 'd promised to do .(Vina Delmar, The Big Family....)
Heiser , breathless and wild-eyed , brought the chilling news that the handspikes , heavers and holystones had been mysteriously removed from their customary places .