Backsliding - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbæksˌlaɪdɪŋ|
Brit.  |ˈbækslaɪdɪŋ|

noun

- a failure to maintain a higher state (syn: lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reversion, reverting)

Examples

Did not I backslide into intemperance and folly?

Word forms

noun
singular: backslider
plural: backsliders
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