Synonyms of 'chronic'
(of a disease) developing slowly or lasting for a long timeHe has to live with chronic back pain.
(of a bad habit or bad behaviour) having continued for a long timeHe 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 liar
Gamblers are incorrigible optimists.
very serious or severeThere is a chronic shortage of police cars in this district.
very bad(informal) The programme was chronic, all banal dialogue and canned laughter.
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in the sense of abysmal
extremely badThe general standard was abysmal.
in the sense of acute
(of a disease) sudden and severeThe war aggravated an acute economic crisis.
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