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Synonyms for backsliding
back·slid·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reversion, revertingnoun

    a failure to maintain a higher state

    Synonyms:
    reversal, atavism, lapse, oversight, turnaround, relapsing, regress, lapsing, throwback, regression, turnabout, reverse, reverting, relapse, retrogression, reversion, retroversion

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  1. backslidingnoun

    Synonyms:
    apostasy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. backslidingadjective

    Synonyms:
    apostate, renegade, retrogressive, recidivous, recreant, unfaithful

  2. backslidingnoun

    Synonyms:
    apostasy, defection, relapse, recidivism, recreancy, retrogradation

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "backsliding":

    retrogression, relapse, regression, backspace, recidivism, setback

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How to use backsliding in a sentence?

  1. Jonathan Schanzer:

    Turkey has been backsliding into a dangerous blend of authoritarianism and Islamism.

  2. Jane Fondalikes to toke:

    I’ve found myself backsliding a bit of late in terms of where my thoughts have tended to reside (not always with the generosity of vision I wish for) and my confidence has been iffy for the past four months, so, while meditating today, an idea came to me: I’m going to create a shrine to myself —or, at least, the self I wish to be, the self who began to manifest when I was a young girl before the s**t hit the fan.

  3. Dan Becker:

    We can't accept backsliding or loopholes that undermine their success just to put more gas-guzzlers on the road.


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