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Meaning of BACKSLIDING

Pronunciation:  b'aksl`Iding

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a failure to maintain a higher state
 

BACKSLIDING is a 11 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reversion, reverting
 
 See Also: failure, recidivism

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Back"slid"ing\, a.
    Slipping back; falling back into sin or error; sinning.
    
          Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord. --Jer.
                                                   iii. 14.
    
    
  2. \Back"slid"ing\, n.
    The act of one who backslides; abandonment of faith or duty.
    
          Our backslidings are many.               --Jer. xiv. 7.
    
    
 
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