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Synonyms for lapse
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. oversight, lapse(noun)

    a mistake resulting from inattention

    Synonyms:
    supervision, reverting, superintendence, relapse, supervising, reversion, inadvertence, relapsing, oversight, lapsing, backsliding

  2. lapse(noun)

    a break or intermission in the occurrence of something

    "a lapse of three weeks between letters"

    Synonyms:
    backsliding, lapsing, reversion, reverting, oversight, relapse, relapsing

  3. backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reversion, reverting(verb)

    a failure to maintain a higher state

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

  4. sink, pass, lapse(verb)

    pass into a specified state or condition

    "He sank into nirvana"

    Synonyms:
    run, perish, fall back, elapse, go past, make pass, lead, top, put across, go by, draw, evanesce, backslide, occur, die, drop down, subside, snuff it, excrete, turn over, go, spend, slide by, recidivate, fade, hand, legislate, happen, egest, exit, exceed, fleet, pass away, slip away, drop dead, overstep, slide down, make it, authorize, pop off, expire, regress, devolve, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, retrogress, give, fall out, hap, slip by, go on, sink, eliminate, croak, pass off, give-up the ghost, return, blow over, take place, fall off, overhaul, go through, reach, dip, communicate, go under, come about, choke, pass by, go across, overtake, transcend, glide by, relapse, extend, decease, fall, pass, clear, drop, conk, travel by, bury, buy the farm, go down, pass along, authorise, go along, surpass, guide, slump, settle, pass on

  5. lapse(verb)

    end, at least for a long time

    "The correspondence lapsed"

    Synonyms:
    slide by, retrogress, glide by, slip away, go by, slip by, relapse, recidivate, sink, elapse, backslide, fall back, pass, go along, regress

  6. lapse, backslide(verb)

    drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards

    Synonyms:
    slide by, retrogress, glide by, slip away, go by, slip by, relapse, recidivate, sink, elapse, backslide, fall back, pass, go along, regress

  7. relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall back(verb)

    go back to bad behavior

    "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"

    Synonyms:
    go along, slip away, recidivate, backslide, retrogress, lag, retrovert, regress, elapse, dawdle, revert, fall back, fall behind, sink, lose, glide by, retrograde, resort, pass, return, slide by, recede, drop off, relapse, slip by, go by, get worse, recur, turn back

  8. lapse(verb)

    let slip

    "He lapsed his membership"

    Synonyms:
    slide by, retrogress, glide by, slip away, go by, slip by, relapse, recidivate, sink, elapse, backslide, fall back, pass, go along, regress

  9. elapse, lapse, pass, slip by, glide by, slip away, go by, slide by, go along(verb)

    pass by

    "three years elapsed"

    Synonyms:
    run, perish, elapse, go past, make pass, lead, top, put across, go by, draw, evanesce, continue, occur, die, sneak off, snuff it, excrete, turn over, go, spend, fall back, recidivate, fade, hand, legislate, happen, egest, authorise, exceed, fleet, pass away, slip away, drop dead, overstep, transcend, make it, authorize, sneak out, regress, devolve, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, give, fall out, hap, slip by, go on, sink, eliminate, croak, pass off, give-up the ghost, return, blow over, take place, play along, expire, overhaul, go through, reach, communicate, go under, come about, keep, choke, pop off, go across, overtake, glide by, sneak away, extend, decease, fall, pass, proceed, pass by, clear, exit, conk, travel by, buy the farm, relapse, pass along, steal away, retrogress, slide by, go along, surpass, guide, backslide, pass on

Wiktionary

  1. lapse(verb)

    To fall away gradually; to subside

    Synonyms:
    slip, thinko, blooper, defect, stumble, error, blunder, fluff, boo-boo, gaffe, faux pas, fault, mistake

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lapse

    Synonyms:
    gliding, falling, flow, onflow, flux, progress, escheatment, devolution, reversion, elapsing

    Antonyms:
    stability, uprightness, stationariness, fixture, arrestation, stoppage, retention, inheritance, possession

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lapse(n.)

    Synonyms:
    flow, gliding, flowing, smooth course

  2. lapse(n.)

    Synonyms:
    fall, decline, declension, falling off

  3. lapse(n.)

    Synonyms:
    slip, fault, error, shortcoming

  4. lapse(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    slip, glide, pass slowly

  5. lapse(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    fail in duty, commit a fault, fall from innocence

  6. lapse(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) become void

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lapse(n)

    Synonyms:
    slip, misstep, indiscretion, backsliding, devolution

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How to use lapse in a sentence?

  1. House Democrats:

    The truth is, the federal government has only been open for five and a half weeks this Congress due to a lapse in appropriations. Since then, DHS has produced thousands of pages of documents to requesters in various committees in the House of Representatives in the last two weeks alone, including : House Oversight, The White House Judiciary, and to House Homeland.

  2. Karl L. Schultz:

    We're five plus weeks into the anxiety and stress of this government lapse and your non-pay, you as members of the armed forces should not be expected to shoulder this burden.

  3. Casey Smitherman:

    I have dedicated my entire professional career to children and ensuring they have the best possible chance of success, my record of accomplishments clearly shows I have beensuccessful in doing that. Unfortunately, my recent lapse in judgment has brought negative attention to the community and myself.

  4. Asher Lipman:

    It's a little disappointing. I think a lot of people on the ship share this sentiment that this was a lapse in judgment on either Royal Caribbean's part or the captain's part.

  5. Bangladesh Bank:

    We view this as a major lapse.


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