Synonyms of 'chronic'
His drinking has led to chronic cirrhosis of the liver.
He has always been a chronic smoker.
Three out of four of them would become habitual criminals.
I'm a confirmed bachelor.
Morals tend to be deeply ingrained.
Incessant rain made conditions almost intolerable.
an inveterate gambler
Gamblers are incorrigible optimists.
There is a chronic shortage of police cars in this district.
The programme was chronic, all banal dialogue and canned laughter.
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If you describe a situation or the condition of something as abysmal, you think that it is very bad or poor in quality.
The general standard was abysmal.
You can use acute to indicate that an undesirable situation or feeling is very severe or intense.
The war aggravated an acute economic crisis.
Thesaurus for chronic from the Collins English Thesaurus
A chronic illness or disability lasts for a very long time. Compare → acute .