Chronic refers to something that’s serious or long term, lasting a long duration of time. As illustrated, smoking is a chronic habit, and will last a long duration, often the shortened duration of the smoker’s life.

The word chronic is often used with a negative tint, referring to diseases and habits that have a pessimistic touch. It should be avoided use in otherwise positive situations.

The dictionary definitions for Chronic are as follows:
1. Lasting for a long period of time or marked by frequent recurrence, as certain diseases.
2. Constantly recurring, habitual.

Usage examples for Chronic:
1. His chain-smoking has made him a chronic addict.
2. Little Johnny is a chronic liar, and nobody plays with him anymore.

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