Definition of Backslider

1. Noun. Someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior.

Exact synonyms: Recidivist, Reversionist
Generic synonyms: Offender, Wrongdoer
Derivative terms: Backslide, Recidivism



Definition of Backslider

1. n. One who backslides.

Definition of Backslider

1. Noun. A recidivist; one who backslides, especially in a religious sense; an apostate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Backslider

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Backslider

backsights
backslang
backslap
backslapped
backslapper
backslappers
backslapping
backslaps
backslash
backslashed
backslashes
backslashing
backslid
backslidden
backslide
backslider (current term)
backsliders
backslides
backsliding
backslidings
backspace
backspace character
backspace key
backspaceable
backspaced
backspacer
backspaces
backspacing
backspin
backspinning

Literary usage of Backslider

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1. The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit: Sermons Preached and Revised by Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1876)
"The backslider in heart shall Ъc filled with hie own ways : and a good man ... The backslider and the good man are very different, but in each of them the ..."

2. Lectures on Revivals of Religion by Charles Grandison Finney (1835)
"The backslider is any one who was once converted, but who does not enjoy secret prayer, and hold daily communion, with God. A man may keep up the form of ..."

3. Dictionary of Anecdote, Incident, Illustrative Fact: Selected and Arranged by Walter Baxendale (1888)
"The words were the means of bringing the backslider back again to ... backslider, and prayer. At family prayer little Mary, one evening when all was silent, ..."

4. The Christian Examiner (1836)
"The backslider " is intended to illustrate the influence of Christianity on minds differently constituted, — particularly on the two principal characters of ..."

5. Illustrations of the Book of Proverbs by William Arnot (1863)
"THE backslider. " The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways."—xiv. 14. IF the secret history of backsliders were written, many startling ..."

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