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Wednesday December 11, 2013
Constant, ongoing, or lasting
- James is known for being a chronic complainer.
- We have had chronic money problems since we got married.
- The Middle East suffers from chronic wars and conflicts.
Word Usage Tip
Chronic is most often used to describe a constant or ongoing illness like chronic fatigue syndrome or a chronic cough. But, chronic is a great descriptive word for anything that lasts for a long time or recurs continuously or frequently. It is usually used in a negative sense.
THINK... how can you use chronic in a conversation today?
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