backslide definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To revert to sin or wrongdoing, especially in religious practice.
    • To slide back; to fall away; esp. to abandon slowly the belief and practice of a religion that's been professed.
  • verb:
    • To regress; to slip backwards or revert to a previous, even worse condition.
    • To shirk duty; to renege using one's responsibilities or obligations.
    • drop to a lower life expectancy level, like in your morals or criteria
  • others:
    • To slip straight back, in a figurative sense; apostatize; turn through the faith; leave from or abandon religious maxims or practices.

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