chronic
[ kron-ik ]
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Part of Speechadjective
Origin + Etymology
Late-Middle English;from the French chronique, via Latin from the Greek khronikos "of time," from khronos "time"
Synonyms
    1.
  • continual continuing lingering
    2.
  • constant habitual
Antonyms
    1.
  • ceasing ending halting
    2.
  • inconstant infrequent
Definition
1.continuing a long time or recurring frequently
2.constant; habitual; inveterate
Examples
1.A) He had been ignoring the chronic headache all day, but now his eyes were starting to water from the pain. B) She tended to slip into chronic periods of inactivity when allowing her mind to wander.
2.A) His chronic oversleeping made him a pariah at work. B) By the end of the day, his chronic complaining had gotten on her nerves.
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