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backsliding at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


backsliding at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

139 Moby Thesaurus words for "backsliding":
Adamic, about-face, amorality, apostasy, apostate, atheism,
atheistic, backing, backset, backslide, backward motion,
backward step, betrayal, blasphemous, bolt, breakaway, carnal,
carnality, criminality, defection, delinquency, desertion,
disenchantment, disloyalty, erring, evil, evil nature,
faithlessness, fall, fall from grace, fallen, fallen from grace,
fleshly, flip-flop, frail, going over, immorality, impiety,
impious, impiousness, impure, impurity, infirm, irreligion,
irreligious, irreverence, irreverent, lapse, lapse from grace,
lapsed, lapsing, moral delinquency, of easy virtue, peccability,
peccable, postlapsarian, prodigal, prodigality, profanatory,
profane, ratting, reaction, recession, recidivation, recidivism,
recidivist, recidivistic, recidivous, reclamation, reconversion,
recreancy, recreant, recrudescent, reentry, refluence, reflux,
regress, regression, regressive, rehabilitation, reinstatement,
relapse, relapsing, renegade, restitution, restoration,
retroaction, retrocession, retroflexion, retrogradation,
retrogression, retroversion, retrusion, return, returning,
reversal, reverse, reversion, reverting, revulsion, rollback,
sacrilegious, secession, setback, slipping back, sternway,
throwback, treason, turn, turnabout, turning traitor, unangelic,
unangelicalness, unchaste, unchastity, unclean, uncleanness,
undutiful, undutifulness, ungodliness, ungodly, ungood, ungoodness,
unmorality, unrighteous, unrighteousness, unsaintliness, unsaintly,
unvirtuous, unvirtuousness, vice, viciousness, virtueless, wanton,
wantonness, wayward, waywardness, weak, wrongdoing

backsliding at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

Backsliding at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Backslide \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.

Backsliding \Back"slid"ing\, a.
Slipping back; falling back into sin or error; sinning.

Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord. --Jer.
iii. 14.

Backsliding \Back"slid"ing\, n.
The act of one who backslides; abandonment of faith or duty.

Our backslidings are many. --Jer. xiv. 7.

backsliding at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a failure to maintain a higher state [syn: {lapse}, {lapsing},
{relapse}, {relapsing}, {reversion}, {reverting}]

backsliding at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: rhymes » aɪdɪŋ


  • Inter: present participle of » backslide


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • sliding back


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • An occasion on which one backslides, especially in a moral sense
    1. Inter: quote-book » year=1918|author=Walter Raleigh|title=England and the War|chapter=|edition=|url=

    |passage=We have had many stumblings and many backslidings.
  • Inter: quote-book » year=1851|author=Harvey Newcomb|title=A Practical Directory for Young Christian Females|chapter=|edition=|url=

  • |passage=If their actions are bad, look back and inquire into the cause of their backslidings.
    1. Inter: quote-book » year=1906|author=Charles Kingsley|title=Out of the Deep|chapter=|edition=|url=

    |passage=All their struggles, disappointments, failures, backslidings, which made them unhappy here, because they could not perfectly do the will of God, are past and over for ever.
    Translation: de » backsliding
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