One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘a chronic illness’
persistent, long-standing, long-term, constantly recurring
2‘the chronic shortage of food’
constant, continuing, continual, ceaseless, incessant, unabating, unending, persistent, perennial, long-lasting, lingering
deep-rooted, deep-seated, ineradicable
severe, serious, acute, grave, dire
3‘a chronic liar’
inveterate, confirmed, hardened, dyed-in-the-wool, incorrigible, habitual
4‘the film was absolutely chronic’
very bad, appalling, awful, dreadful, terrible, frightful, atrocious, hopeless, abominable, laughable, lamentable, execrable
crummy, pathetic, rotten, useless, woeful, lousy, abysmal, dire, poxy, God-awful, the pits
duff, rubbish, pants, a load of pants
vulgar slang crap, shit, chickenshit
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