chilling has definitions from the field of physics
[ 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 .

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[ noun ] (physics) the process of becoming cooler; a falling temperature