Origin of chronic
Can be confusedacute chronic
Examples from the Web for chronically
People who live on chronically low incomes know all about budgeting.McDonald’s and Visa Conjure Fantasy Budget for Low-Wage Employees|Daniel Gross|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They are not for the physically lazy or the chronically, unabashedly out-of-shape.
Labor force participation among the mothers of special needs and chronically ill children is shockingly low.Obamacare: Job Killer or Entrepreneurial Turbocharger?|Megan McArdle|June 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And as any reader of Paul Krugman knows, these efforts have been chronically slow, late, and ineffective.
“There is definitely a higher divorce rate with those who have a chronically mentally ill person to take care of,” he said.
The men who administer the government of India have a chronically difficult job on their hands.Drugging a Nation|Samuel Merwin
For example, it is all too common for the partner of a chronically depressed person also to fall into a serious depression.When You Don't Know Where to Turn|Steven J. Bartlett
Miss Fanny tried not to see her—her eyes were chronically red.Emmy Lou|George Madden Martin
The villages were a furtive, chronically frightened community.West Of The Sun|Edgar Pangborn
He was nearly illiterate and occasionally but not chronically alcoholic.The Uttermost Farthing|R. Austin Freeman
British Dictionary definitions for chronically
- very badthe play was chronic
- very serioushe left her in a chronic condition