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Synonyms of chronic in English:


  • 1 a chronic illness
    persistent, long-standing, long-term, constantly recurring;
    [Antonyms] acute
  • 2 the chronic shortage of food chronic economic problems
    constant, continuing, continual, ceaseless, incessant, unabating, unending, persistent, perennial, long-lasting, lingering;
    deep-rooted, deep-seated, ineradicable;
    severe, serious, acute, grave, dire
    [Antonyms] temporary, mild
  • 3 a chronic liar
    [Antonyms] occasional
  • 4British informal the film was absolutely chronic See bad (sense 1)
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