backslider


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.backslider - someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behaviorbackslider - someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior
offender, wrongdoer - a person who transgresses moral or civil law

backslider

noun relapser, renegade, reneger, deserter, fallen angel, turncoat, apostate I've never heard of him punishing a backslider.
Translations

backslider

[ˈbækˈslaɪdəʳ] Nreincidente mf
References in classic literature ?
Those black angularities which his face had used to put on when his wishes were thwarted now did duty in picturing the incorrigible backslider who would insist upon turning again to his wallowing in the mire.
The Biggest Backslider in Press Freedom award goes to Aung San Suu Kyi, the de facto leader of Myanmar, where any journalists reporting on the Rohingya tragedy are arrested or jailed.
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi also did not escape the list after she was named the 'Biggest Backslider in Press Freedom.
But their piety was sequential: each of the three men studied returned to the church and one former backslider became the leader of the church in Zimbabwe.
He is evidently a backslider when it comes to women and will be in and out of affairs, and will ultimately run out of apologies.
On the expenditure measure of Medicaid effort, California was the sole climber and Georgia the only backslider.
I fear that such a one would have been treated as a backslider from the strict path of psychoanalytic doctrine, a heretic whose ideas were incompatible with those of Freud, and therefore subversive of psychoanalysis (p.
Our bird Bella has been unusually vocal and active during the past two weeks as a family of robins has set up a nest in a curly willow tree about four feet from our backslider.
an' all night that ol' backslider Bowed an' scraped an' skipped aroun'.
De cry uv de pris'nur, de wail uv de bondsman, de tears uv de dyin' robber, de prars uv de backslider, de sobs uv de womun dat wuz a sinner, mighty apt to tech de heart uv de Lord" (Hatcher 140).
Backslider Blues--They think success today is impossible because of yesterday.
The backslider designation reflects a mixture of ''relatively open countries'' that have become increasingly repressive or traditionally restrictive countries where the situation has worsened.