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Meaning of BACKSLIDE

Pronunciation:  'bak`slId

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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

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.

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