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Adjective
Very serious or severe
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“Britain's chronic teacher shortage forced a number of state schools to introduce a four-day week earlier this month.”
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Persisting for a long time or constantly recurring
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“The only thing we can say for certain is that we still have a lot to learn about the relation between cancer and chronic inflammation.”
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Habitual, firmly established, and unlikely to change
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“By his chronic propensity to tolerate such patent idiocy and mediocrity, he helps to perpetuate the present problem.”
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Of a very poor quality
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“Is it a desire to draw attention away from his poor to chronic domestic policy record?”
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(of a person or their behaviour) Not able to be changed or reformed
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Having a rigid shell
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In a continued fashion, to an utter or complete degree, without relief
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Of the most normal, frequent, or regular type
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A drug smoked or ingested for euphoric effect
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