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chronic

adjective

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being such by habit and not likely to change
  • a chronic smoker who has quit—many, many times

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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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The first known use of chronic was in 1601

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“Chronic.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/chronic. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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