What does backsliding mean?

Definitions for backsliding

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word backsliding.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reversion, reverting(noun)

    a failure to maintain a higher state


  1. backsliding(Noun)

    An occasion on which one backslides, especially in a moral sense

  2. backsliding(Adjective)

    sliding back

Webster Dictionary

  1. Backsliding

    of Backslide

  2. Backsliding(adj)

    slipping back; falling back into sin or error; sinning

  3. Backsliding(noun)

    the act of one who backslides; abandonment of faith or duty


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of backsliding in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of backsliding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jonathan Schanzer:

    Turkey has been backsliding into a dangerous blend of authoritarianism and Islamism.

  2. Dan Becker:

    We can't accept backsliding or loopholes that undermine their success just to put more gas-guzzlers on the road.

  3. Jane Fondalikes to toke:

    I’ve found myself backsliding a bit of late in terms of where my thoughts have tended to reside (not always with the generosity of vision I wish for) and my confidence has been iffy for the past four months, so, while meditating today, an idea came to me: I’m going to create a shrine to myself —or, at least, the self I wish to be, the self who began to manifest when I was a young girl before the s**t hit the fan.

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