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Synonyms for lapse
læpslapse

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Wiktionary1.0 / 1 vote

  1. lapseverb

    To fall away gradually; to subside

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  1. lapse

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

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

Princeton's WordNet1.0 / 1 vote

  1. oversight, lapsenoun

    a mistake resulting from inattention

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

  2. lapsenoun

    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, revertingverb

    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, lapseverb

    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. lapseverb

    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, backslideverb

    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 backverb

    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. lapseverb

    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 alongverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lapsenoun

    Synonyms:
    flow, gliding, flowing, smooth course

  2. lapsenoun

    Synonyms:
    fall, decline, declension, falling off

  3. lapsenoun

    Synonyms:
    slip, fault, error, shortcoming

  4. lapseverb

    Synonyms:
    slip, glide, pass slowly

  5. lapseverb

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

  6. lapseverb

    Synonyms:
    (Law.) become void

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words2.0 / 1 vote

  1. lapsenoun

    Synonyms:
    slip, misstep, indiscretion, backsliding, devolution

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How to use lapse in a sentence?

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Ruwan Wijewardene:

    It is a major lapse in the sharing of intelligence information, we have to take responsibility.


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