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Another word for chronic

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Adjective
  1. Of long duration

    See also:

    continue

  2. Familiar through repetition

    See also:

    usual

  3. Subject to a disease or habit for a long time

      1. Corroborated; proved
      2. Firmly established, as in a habit or condition; habitual
      3. Having received the rite of confirmation.
      1. Formed or acquired by continual use; done by habit or fixed as a habit; customary
      2. (Grammar) Designating an action or state that lasts for or is repeated over an extended duration, expressed in English by such means as the simple present tense ( She works downtown ) and the phrase used to ( A factory used to be located at that intersection ).
      3. Being so by habit:
      1. Firmly established over a long period; of long standing; deep-rooted
      2. Persisting in an ingrained habit; habitual:
      3. Settled in a habit, practice, prejudice, etc.; habitual
    See also:

    continue

Another word for chronic

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  • Hardened implies fixed tendencies and a callous indifference to emotional or moral considerations a hardened criminal
  • Confirmed suggests fixedness in some condition or practice, often from a deep-seated aversion to change a confirmed bachelor
  • Inveterate implies firm establishment as a result of continued indulgence over a long period of time an inveterate liar
  • Chronic suggests long duration or frequent recurrence and is used especially of diseases or habits that resist all efforts to eradicate them chronic sinusitis