Backslid
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 has been professed. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Backslid — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • backslid — back slide || ‚bækslaɪd v. deteriorate; slide backwards; relapse into error, return to sin …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Backslidden — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Backsliding — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • 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

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

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

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

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