- chronic absorptive arthritis,
- chronic acholuric jaundice,
- chronic active liver disease,
- chronic adrenocortical insufficiency,
- chronic alcoholism
Origin of 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
- 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.