Backslide

  • 1 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 religion that… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 backslide — index recidivate, regress, relapse, repeat (do again), return (go back), reversal, reversion (act o …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 backslide — (v.) in the religious sense, 1580s, from BACK (Cf. back) (adj.) + SLIDE (Cf. slide) (v.). Related: Backslider; backsliding (1550s) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 backslide — vb relapse, *lapse Analogous words: revert, *return: deteriorate, degenerate, decline (see corresponding nouns at DETERIORATION): *recede, retreat, retrograde …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 backslide — [v] go astray apostatize, deviate, fall from grace, lapse, leave the straight and narrow*, relapse, revert, sin, slip; concepts 195,665,697 …

    New thesaurus

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 backslide — [bak′slīd΄] vi. backslid [bak′slid΄] backslid or backslidden [bak′slid΄ n] backsliding to slide backward in morals or religious enthusiasm; become less virtuous, less pious, etc. backslider n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 backslide — intransitive verb (backslid; slid or backslidden; backsliding) Date: 1552 1. to lapse morally or in the practice of religion 2. to revert to a worse condition ; retrogress • backslide noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 9 backslide — backslider, n. /bak sluyd /, v., backslid, backslid or backslidden, backsliding, n. v.i. 1. to relapse into bad habits, sinful behavior, or undesirable activities. n. 2. an act or instance of backsliding: a backslide from his early training.… …

    Universalium

  • 10 backslide — verb a) To regress; to slip backwards or revert to a previous, worse state. He felt better for a little while, before his condition started to backslide. b) To shirk responsibility; to renege on ones obligations or commitments …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 backslide — verb (I) to start doing the bad things that you used to do, especially after having improved your behaviour: I haven t had a cigarette for two months, but recently I m afraid I ve begun to backslide. backslider noun (C) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 backslide — verb many things can cause dieters to backslide Syn: relapse, lapse, regress, weaken, lose one s resolve, give in to temptation, go astray, leave the straight and narrow, fall off the wagon Ant: persevere …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 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 …

    Wikipedia

  • 14 Backslide — Ein Moonwalker in Madrid Der Moonwalk (engl. „Mondgang“) ist ein Tanzschritt, bei dem die Beinbewegungen das Vorwärtslaufen imitieren, die ausführende Person sich jedoch rückwärts bewegt. Soweit rekonstruierbar, liegen die Wurzeln des Moonwalks… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 15 Backslide —    To draw back or apostatize in matters of religion (Acts 21:21; 2 Thess. 2:3; 1 Tim. 4:1). This may be either partial (Prov. 14:14) or complete (Heb. 6:4 6; 10:38, 39). The apostasy may be both doctrinal and moral …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 16 backslide — Synonyms and related words: cock, defect, degenerate, desert, err, fall, fall again into, fall astern, fall away, fall back, fall behind, fall from grace, get behind, go astray, go backwards, go behind, go wrong, have a relapse, jerk back, lapse …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 backslide — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. apostatize, break faith, fall from grace; see relapse . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. slip, slide, sin, relapse, deviate, go astray, lapse, leave the straight and narrow, leave the path of righteousness. III (Roget s… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 backslide — back|slide [ˌbækˈslaıd US ˈbækslaıd] v past tense and past participle backslid [ slıd] to start doing the bad things that you used to do, after having improved your behaviour >backslider[i] n …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 backslide — back slide || ‚bækslaɪd v. deteriorate; slide backwards; relapse into error, return to sin …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 backslide — verb (past backslid; past participle backslid or backslidden) relapse into bad ways. Derivatives backslider noun backsliding noun …

    English new terms dictionary


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