Synonyms and related words:
Adamic, about-face, amorality, apostasy, apostate, atheism, atheistic, backing, backset, backslide, backward motion, backward step, betrayal, blasphemous, bolt, breakaway, carnal, carnality, criminality, defection, delinquency, desertion, disenchantment, disloyalty, erring, evil, evil nature, faithlessness, fall, fall from grace, fallen, fallen from grace, fleshly, flip-flop, frail, going over, immorality, impiety, impious, impiousness, impure, impurity, infirm, irreligion, irreligious, irreverence, irreverent, lapse, lapse from grace, lapsed, lapsing, moral delinquency, of easy virtue, peccability, peccable, postlapsarian, prodigal, prodigality, profanatory, profane, ratting, reaction, recession, recidivation, recidivism, recidivist, recidivistic, recidivous, reclamation, reconversion, recreancy, recreant, recrudescent, reentry, refluence, reflux, regress, regression, regressive, rehabilitation, reinstatement, relapse, relapsing, renegade, restitution, restoration, retroaction, retrocession, retroflexion, retrogradation, retrogression, retroversion, retrusion, return, returning, reversal, reverse, reversion, reverting, revulsion, rollback, sacrilegious, secession, setback, slipping back, sternway, throwback, treason, turn, turnabout, turning traitor, unangelic, unangelicalness, unchaste, unchastity, unclean, uncleanness, undutiful, undutifulness, ungodliness, ungodly, ungood, ungoodness, unmorality, unrighteous, unrighteousness, unsaintliness, unsaintly, unvirtuous, unvirtuousness, vice, viciousness, virtueless, wanton, wantonness, wayward, waywardness, weak, wrongdoing

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • Backsliding — Back slid ing, a. Slipping back; falling back into sin or error; sinning. [1913 Webster] Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord. Jer. iii. 14. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Backsliding — Back slid ing, n. The act of one who backslides; abandonment of faith or duty. [1913 Webster] Our backslidings are many. Jer. xiv. 7. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • backsliding — index recidivism, recrudescence, regressive, relapse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • backsliding — n relapse, lapse (see under LAPSE vb) Analogous words: retrogressiveness or retrogression, retrogradation (see corresponding adjectives at BACKWARD): abandoning, deserting, forsaking (see ABANDON) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • backsliding — [[t]bæ̱kslaɪdɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you accuse someone of backsliding, you disapprove of them because they have failed to do something they promised or agreed to do, or have started again doing something undesirable that they had… …   English dictionary

  • Backsliding — Backslide Back slide (b[a^]k sl[imac]d ; 277), v. i. [imp. {Backslid}; p. p. {Backslidden}, {Backslid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Backsliding}.] [Back, adv. + slide.] To slide back; to fall away; esp. to abandon gradually the faith and practice of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • backsliding — back|slid|ing [ bæk,slaıdıŋ ] noun uncount INFORMAL the lazy behavior of someone who goes back to doing something bad after not doing it for some time: I ve quit smoking again, and there ll be no backsliding this time. ╾ back|slid|er noun count …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • backsliding — UK [ˈbækˌslaɪdɪŋ] / US noun [uncountable] informal the lazy behaviour of someone who goes back to doing something bad after not doing it for some time I ve quit smoking again, and there ll be no backsliding this time. Derived word: backslider… …   English dictionary

  • backsliding — backslide ► VERB (past backslid; past part. backslid or backslidden) ▪ relapse into bad ways. DERIVATIVES backslider noun backsliding noun …   English terms dictionary

  • backsliding — 1. adjective sliding back 2. noun An occasion on which one backslides, especially in a moral sense …   Wiktionary

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