Backslider \Back"slid"er\, n. One who backslides. [1913 Webster]

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  • backslider — n. person who returns to evil or immoral ways …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • backslider — n relapser, recidivist, regressor; sinner, fallen angel, lost soul, lost sheep, apostate, heretic …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • backslider — See: backsliding …   English dictionary

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