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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. Fred Hochberg:

    It's hard to believe Ex-Im is going to lapse. But we are.

  2. Scott McBride:

    As the lapse in appropriation continues, more than 55,000 Coast Guard active duty, reserve, and civilian employees will not receive monthly pay and benefits. In addition, the federal funding hiatus may affect the retired pay for 50,000 Coast Guard annuitants.

  3. Mark Stevens:

    I hope that Mr. Kyle Lowry and others impacted by this lapse in judgment understand that the behavior I demonstrated last night does not reflect the person I am or have been throughout my life, i made a mistake and Im truly sorry. I need to be better and look forward to making it right.

  4. Bangladesh Bank:

    We view this as a major lapse.

  5. Karl L. Schultz:

    Coast Guard members'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.


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