Antonyms of adj chronic

3 senses of chronic

Sense 1
chronic (vs. acute) -- (being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering; "chronic indigestion"; "a chronic shortage of funds"; "a chronic invalid")

acute (vs. chronic) -- (having or experiencing a rapid onset and short but severe course; "acute appendicitis"; "the acute phase of the illness"; "acute patients")
        => subacute -- (less than acute; relating to a disease present in a person with no symptoms of it)

Sense 2
chronic, continuing -- (of long duration; "chronic money problems")

INDIRECT (VIA long) -> short -- (primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration; "a short life"; "a short flight"; "a short holiday"; "a short story"; "only a few short months")

Sense 3
chronic, inveterate -- (habitual; "a chronic smoker")

INDIRECT (VIA usual) -> unusual -- (not usual or common or ordinary; "a scene of unusual beauty"; "a man of unusual ability"; "cruel and unusual punishment"; "an unusual meteorite")

Similarity of adj chronic

3 senses of chronic

Sense 1
chronic (vs. acute) -- (being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering; "chronic indigestion"; "a chronic shortage of funds"; "a chronic invalid")
       => degenerative -- ((of illness) marked by gradual deterioration of organs and cells along with loss of function; "degenerative diseases of old age")

Sense 2
chronic, continuing -- (of long duration; "chronic money problems")
       => long (vs. short) -- (primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified; "a long life"; "a long boring speech"; "a long time"; "a long friendship"; "a long game"; "long ago"; "an hour long")

Sense 3
chronic, inveterate -- (habitual; "a chronic smoker")
       => usual (vs. unusual) -- (occurring or encountered or experienced or observed frequently or in accordance with regular practice or procedure; "grew the usual vegetables"; "the usual summer heat"; "came at the usual time"; "the child's usual bedtime")

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