chronic is an adjective that describes something as lasting for a long time, usually something negative or unpleasant. It is often used to describe a situation or condition that has persisted for an extended period of time, and was not easily removed.
when you want to emphasize something that has been going on for a long time and has not gone away, you can use the adjective form of 'chronic' to do so.
1. He endured chronic stress and anxiety for many years.
2. A chronic lack of sleep caused her to be groggy throughout the day.
3. His chronic pain was a reminder of the difficulties he had experienced.
when using 'chronic' in this way, it is important to remember not to use it to rationalize bad behavior.