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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kron-ik]
    • /ˈkrɒn ɪk/
    • /ˈkrɒnɪklɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kron-ik]
    • /ˈkrɒn ɪk/

Definitions of chronically word

  • adjective chronically constant; habitual; inveterate: a chronic liar. 1
  • adjective chronically continuing a long time or recurring frequently: a chronic state of civil war. 1
  • adjective chronically having long had a disease, habit, weakness, or the like: a chronic invalid. 1
  • adjective chronically (of a disease) having long duration (opposed to acute). 1
  • noun chronically Slang. cronic. 1
  • noun chronically In a chronic manner, or to a chronic degree. 1

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Origin of chronically

First appearance:

before 1595
One of the 38% oldest English words
1595-1605; < Latin chronicus < Greek chronikós, equivalent to chrón(os) time + -ikos -ic

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Parts of speech for Chronically


chronically popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 89% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for chronically

adverb chronically

  • constantly — not changing or varying; uniform; regular; invariable: All conditions during the three experiments were constant.
  • unceasingly — not ceasing or stopping; continuous: an unceasing flow of criticism.
  • unending — a bringing or coming to an end; termination; close: Putting away the Christmas ornaments marked the ending of the season.
  • continually — very often; at regular or frequent intervals; habitually.
  • protract — to draw out or lengthen, especially in time; extend the duration of; prolong.

Antonyms for chronically

adverb chronically

  • fleetingly — passing swiftly; vanishing quickly; transient; transitory: fleeting beauty; a fleeting glance.
  • occasionally — at times; from time to time; now and then.

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