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Pronunciation:  b'aksl`Iding

WordNet Dictionary
[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
  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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