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backslide

[ bak-slahyd ]SEE DEFINITION OF backslide

Synonyms for backslide

  • apostatize
  • deviate
  • lapse
  • relapse
  • revert
  • sin
  • slip
  • fall from grace
  • leave the straight and narrow
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Antonyms for backslide

  • progress
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BACKSLIDE

She was only thinking that "it was a heap better to repent 'n to backslide."

Did not I, even I, in thy presence, backslide into intemperance and folly?

Having slept in a duchess's bed, Kedzie would not backslide.

They will no longer be tolerated, nor will converted Israel backslide again.

If thou turn us not, we shall never turn; it is in our nature to backslide for ever.

They are backsliders on their knees long before they backslide openly in the eyes of the world.

Let me mention some of the stone walls that men permit to be broken down when they backslide.

Jim West thought things looked scaly, but he warn't agoin' to backslide arter he'd got so fur.

When a savage from the Solomons does backslide, he is usually the most cannibalistic of his tribe.

So far as is known the converted enemy to Society did not backslide; the Lone Wolf never prowled again.

WORD ORIGIN

in the religious sense, 1580s, from back (adj.) + slide (v.). Related: Backslider; backsliding (1550s).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BACKSLIDE

backsliding

nounrelapse
  • backslide
  • lapse
  • lapsing
  • regression
  • relapsing
  • reversion
  • reverting
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