backsliding

  • 1 Backsliding — Back slid ing, a. Slipping back; falling back into sin or error; sinning. [1913 Webster] Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord. Jer. iii. 14. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 Backsliding — Back slid ing, n. The act of one who backslides; abandonment of faith or duty. [1913 Webster] Our backslidings are many. Jer. xiv. 7. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 backsliding — index recidivism, recrudescence, regressive, relapse Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 backsliding — n relapse, lapse (see under LAPSE vb) Analogous words: retrogressiveness or retrogression, retrogradation (see corresponding adjectives at BACKWARD): abandoning, deserting, forsaking (see ABANDON) …

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  • 5 backsliding — [[t]bæ̱kslaɪdɪŋ[/t]] N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you accuse someone of backsliding, you disapprove of them because they have failed to do something they promised or agreed to do, or have started again doing something undesirable that they had… …

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  • 6 Backsliding — Backslide Back slide (b[a^]k sl[imac]d ; 277), v. i. [imp. {Backslid}; p. p. {Backslidden}, {Backslid}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Backsliding}.] [Back, adv. + slide.] To slide back; to fall away; esp. to abandon gradually the faith and practice of a… …

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  • 7 backsliding — back|slid|ing [ bæk,slaıdıŋ ] noun uncount INFORMAL the lazy behavior of someone who goes back to doing something bad after not doing it for some time: I ve quit smoking again, and there ll be no backsliding this time. ╾ back|slid|er noun count …

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  • 8 backsliding — UK [ˈbækˌslaɪdɪŋ] / US noun [uncountable] informal the lazy behaviour of someone who goes back to doing something bad after not doing it for some time I ve quit smoking again, and there ll be no backsliding this time. Derived word: backslider… …

    English dictionary

  • 9 backsliding — backslide ► VERB (past backslid; past part. backslid or backslidden) ▪ relapse into bad ways. DERIVATIVES backslider noun backsliding noun …

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  • 10 backsliding — 1. adjective sliding back 2. noun An occasion on which one backslides, especially in a moral sense …

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  • 11 backsliding — Synonyms and related words: Adamic, about face, amorality, apostasy, apostate, atheism, atheistic, backing, backset, backslide, backward motion, backward step, betrayal, blasphemous, bolt, breakaway, carnal, carnality, criminality, defection,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 backsliding — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. recidivism, regression, lapse; apostasy (See impiety); relapse. II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A slipping from a higher or better condition to a lower or poorer one: backslide, lapse, recidivation,… …

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  • 13 backsliding — n. act of sliding backwards; deterioration; relapsing into error, returning to sin ,back slide || ‚bækslaɪd v. deteriorate; slide backwards; relapse into error, return to sin …

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  • 14 backsliding — n. Apostasy …

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  • 15 backsliding —  Отступничество …

    Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • 16 backsliding — noun a failure to maintain a higher state • Syn: ↑lapse, ↑lapsing, ↑relapse, ↑relapsing, ↑reversion, ↑reverting • Derivationally related forms: ↑revert (for …

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  • 17 Backslide — Backsliding is a term used within Christianity to describe a process by which an individual who has converted to Christianity reverts to pre conversion habits and practices. Within churches which teach Arminianism, backsliding is a state in which …

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  • 18 Jeremiah 3 — 1 They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man s, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the… …

    The King James version of the Bible

  • 19 relapse — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. recurrence (of illness or behavior); deterioration, backsliding; regression. v. i. lapse, fall back, backslide. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. reversion, recidivism, backsliding, regression, recurrence,… …

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  • 20 lapse — n 1 slip, *error, mistake, blunder, faux pas, bull, howler, boner Analogous words: *offense, sin, vice, crime: *fault, failing, frailty, foible: transgression, *breach, violation, trespass 2 relapse, backsliding (see under LAPSE vb) …

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