backsliding


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back·slide

 (băk′slīd′)
intr.v. back·slid (-slĭd′), back·slid·ing, back·slides
To revert to bad habits or lapse in religious practice.

back′slid′er n.

backsliding

(ˈbækslaɪdɪŋ)
n
a return to former bad habits or vices from a state of virtue
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.backsliding - a failure to maintain a higher statebacksliding - a failure to maintain a higher state
failure - an act that fails; "his failure to pass the test"
recidivism - habitual relapse into crime

backsliding

noun
A slipping from a higher or better condition to a lower or poorer one:
Translations

backsliding

[ˈbækˈslaɪdɪŋ] Nreincidencia f, recaída f

backsliding

[ˈbækslaɪdɪŋ] nrécidive f

backsliding

[ˈbækˌslaɪdɪŋ] nricaduta (in vizio, errore)
References in classic literature ?
he who abandons his damsels in the very lists," she cried; "here have we been days, nay, ages, expecting you at our feet, imploring mercy and forgetfulness of your craven backsliding, or I should rather say, backrunning--for verily you fled in the manner that no stricken deer, as our worthy friend the scout would say, could equal
They'll have a day of fasting appointed for this backsliding, if you become a slaveholder
But you have been the means--the innocent means--of my backsliding, as they call it.
Though d'Urberville had declared that this breach of his engagement today was the simple backsliding of a believer, Tess's words, as echoed from Angel Clare, had made a deep impression upon him, and continued to do so after he had left her.
No doubt there was plentiful vaporing, and cases of backsliding might occur.
Perkins, with this new condition of the body which made him so restless, his old feelings revived, and he reproached himself bitterly for his backsliding.
Then up spoke the Bishop hastily, for he could hold his peace no longer: "Your Majesty," quoth he, "yon fellow in blue is a certain outlawed thief of the mid-country, named Robin Hood; yon tall, strapping villain goeth by the name of Little John; the other fellow in green is a certain backsliding gentleman, known as Will Scarlet; the man in red is a rogue of a northern minstrel, named Allan a Dale.
Chiefs, who announced themselves Christians and were welcomed into the body of the chapel, had a distressing habit of backsliding in order to partake of the flesh of some favorite enemy.
There was significant backsliding in the areas of freedom of expression and freedom of assembly", "After several years of progress on freedom of expression, serious backsliding was seen over the past two years, with some level of preparation in this field" and "There was no progress in improving the transparency of state aid and there was some backsliding in the alignment of public procurement rules," reads the report, and these are the examples of some key concerns about Turkish democracy.
There is nothing 'progressive' about the FCC's backsliding to common carrier rules dating back to the 1930s.
Afterwards, there seemed to be some backsliding on that.
Sluggish global growth and backsliding by the eurozone economy are expected to be key topics in the summit.