backsliding definition

  • verb:
    • Present participle of backslide.
  • adjective:
    • sliding straight back
    • Slipping back; dropping back to sin or error; sinning.
  • noun:
    • a celebration which one backslides, particularly in a moral good sense
    • The work of 1 whom backslides; abandonment of belief or task.
    • A falling in principle or practice; a lapse in or abandonment of religious obligation; apostasy.
    • a deep failing to keep an increased state

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