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Meaning of BACKSLIDE

Pronunciation:  'bak`slId

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  drop to a lower level; as in one's morals or standards
 

BACKSLIDE is a 9 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: lapse
 
 See Also: drop away, drop off, fall away, slip

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Back`slide"\, v. i. [imp. {Backslid}; p. p.
{Backslidden}, {Backslid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Backsliding}.]
[Back, adv. + slide.]
To slide back; to fall away; esp. to abandon gradually the
faith and practice of a religion that has been professed.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

to draw back or apostatize in matters of religion (Acts 21:21; 2 Thess. 2:3; 1 Tim. 4:1). This may be either partial (Prov. 14:14) or complete (Heb. 6:4-6; 10:38, 39). The apostasy may be both doctrinal and moral.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: cock, defect, degenerate, desert, err, fall, fall again into, fall astern, fall away, fall back, fall behind, fall from grace, get behind, go astray, go backwards, go behind, go wrong, have a relapse, jerk back, lapse, lapse back, lose ground, pull back, recede, recidivate, recur to, regress, relapse, retrocede, retroflex, retrograde, retrogress, retrovert, return, return to, reverse, revert, revert to, sink back, slide back, slip, slip back, tergiversate, trip, turn, yield again to
 

 

 

 

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