Definition of Backsliding

1. Noun. A failure to maintain a higher state.

Exact synonyms: Lapse, Lapsing, Relapse, Relapsing, Reversion, Reverting
Generic synonyms: Failure
Specialized synonyms: Recidivism
Derivative terms: Lapse, Lapse, Relapse, Relapse, Relapse, Revert



Definition of Backsliding

1. a. Slipping back; falling back into sin or error; sinning.

2. n. The act of one who backslides; abandonment of faith or duty.

Definition of Backsliding

1. Verb. (present participle of backslide) ¹

2. Adjective. sliding back ¹

3. Noun. An occasion on which one backslides, especially in a moral sense ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Backsliding

1. backslide [v] - See also: backslide

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Backsliding

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Literary usage of Backsliding

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1. Dictionary of Anecdote, Incident, Illustrative Fact: Selected and Arranged by Walter Baxendale (1888)
"backsliding, Excuses in. Numbers of the Greenlanders, who for a time adhered to ... backsliding, Hindrance in the way of. 394. backsliding, One secret of. ..."

2. The Works of the Rev. Andrew Fuller by Andrew Fuller (1824)
"ALL backsliding from God originates in a departure of heart from him ... Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backsliding! shall reprove ..."

3. The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit: Sermons by Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1871)
"I will heal their backsliding."—Hosea xiv. 4. WHICH rings with the more ... backsliding is among God's people very common; not common perhaps in its highest ..."

4. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"... churches of South Galatia; they were backsliding into Jewish Christianity (i. 6). The native relig- Mother, etc.). Paul had won his converts by the ..."

5. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"... and slighting those visitations of love to them, I was moved now, before they were quite overturned, to lay their backsliding, hypocrisy, ..."

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