backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reversion, reverting(noun)
a failure to maintain a higher state
An occasion on which one backslides, especially in a moral sense
slipping back; falling back into sin or error; sinning
the act of one who backslides; abandonment of faith or duty
The numerical value of backsliding in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of backsliding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Turkey has been backsliding into a dangerous blend of authoritarianism and Islamism.
We can't accept backsliding or loopholes that undermine their success just to put more gas-guzzlers on the road.
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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