Origin of chronic
Synonyms for chronic
Examples from the Web for chronically
Contemporary Examples of chronically
People who live on chronically low incomes know all about budgeting.McDonald’s and Visa Conjure Fantasy Budget for Low-Wage Employees
July 16, 2013
They are not for the physically lazy or the chronically, unabashedly out-of-shape.Why Conservatives Should Love Bike Share
June 9, 2013
Labor force participation among the mothers of special needs and chronically ill children is shockingly low.Obamacare: Job Killer or Entrepreneurial Turbocharger?
June 5, 2013
And as any reader of Paul Krugman knows, these efforts have been chronically slow, late, and ineffective.Cyprus on Fire? Blame the German Bullies.
March 19, 2013
“There is definitely a higher divorce rate with those who have a chronically mentally ill person to take care of,” he said.The Trials of Nancy Lanza
January 7, 2013
Historical Examples of chronically
It is chronically troubled with "the disease of touchiness."Quiet Talks on Power
Miss Fanny tried not to see her—her eyes were chronically red.Emmy Lou
George Madden Martin
She was a facile designer, but her manner was chronically weak.The History of "Punch"
M. H. Spielmann
Elsie has them chronically, but the rest of us are up and down.A Houseful of Girls
Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Harris is inclined to be chronically severe on all British institutions.Three Men on the Bummel
Jerome K. Jerome
- very badthe play was chronic
- very serioushe left her in a chronic condition
Word Origin for chronic
early 15c., of diseases, "lasting a long time," from Middle French chronique, from Latin chronicus, from Greek khronikos "of time, concerning time," from khronos "time" (see chrono-). Vague disapproving sense (from 17c.) is from association with diseases and later addictions.