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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

back•slideˈbækˌslaɪd(v.)-slid, -slid; -slid•den, -slid•ing

  1. (v.i.)to relapse into bad habits, sinful behavior, or undesirable activities.

  2. (n.)an instance of backsliding.

Origin of backslide:

1575–85

back′slid`er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. recidivist, backslider, reversionist(noun)

    someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior

Wiktionary

  1. backslider(Noun)

    A recidivist; one who backslides, especially in a religious sense; an apostate.

  2. Origin: From backslide.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Backslider(noun)

    one who backslides

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