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chronic

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of chronic

  1. being such by habit and not likely to change a chronic smoker who has quit—many, many times Synonyms of chronic bred-in-the-bone, habitual, confirmed, dyed-in-the-wool, inveterateWords Related to chronic incorrigible, unreconstructed, unregenerate; born, natural; persistent, regular, repeat, serial, steady, unchanging, unfailing; addicted; accustomed, habituated, used, wonted; deep-rooted, deep-seated, entrenched (also intrenched), inbred, inherent, innate, intrinsic; apt, inclined, prone; mulish, obstinate, set, stubbornNear Antonyms of chronic unaccustomed, unused; intermittent, occasional

Synonym Discussion of chronic

inveterate, confirmed, chronic mean firmly established. inveterate applies to a habit, attitude, or feeling of such long existence as to be practically ineradicable or unalterable.
    • an inveterate smoker
confirmed implies a growing stronger and firmer with time so as to resist change or reform.
    • a confirmed bachelor
chronic suggests something that is persistent or endlessly recurrent and troublesome.
    • a chronic complainer

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