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Synonyms for backsliding

a slipping from a higher or better condition to a lower or poorer one

Synonyms for backsliding

a failure to maintain a higher state

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Though d'Urberville had declared that this breach of his engagement today was the simple backsliding of a believer, Tess's words, as echoed from Angel Clare, had made a deep impression upon him, and continued to do so after he had left her.
Those whose extensive researches have given them the means of judging my backslidings with more severity, will probably be lenient in proportion to their knowledge of the difficulty of my task.
Throughout the remainder of the day, Bleeding Heart Yard was in consternation, as the grim Pancks cruised in it; haranguing the inhabitants on their backslidings in respect of payment, demanding his bond, breathing notices to quit and executions, running down defaulters, sending a swell of terror on before him, and leaving it in his wake.
What kind of stance should the EU adopt to reverse the democratic backsliding in Turkey?
Changes to the Labor Standards Act demanded by businesses will go affect today (March 1), despite many protests by labor groups for backsliding on labor rights.
THE Government will not stand for any backsliding on the Border deal in the first phase of the Brexit negotiations, the Tanaiste warned yesterday.
Many end up setting unrealistic goals and then get discouraged when they begin backsliding.
This is backsliding because I am convinced the main reason for Brexit was immigration.
One thing you can be assured of is that I won't allow Tracy Brabin to get away with any backsliding over Brexit
The Eurosceptic party had been hoping to make gains in Thursday's poll, with Mr Nuttall running a campaign pledging to "ensure there is no backsliding on Brexit".
They had hoping to make gains in Thursday's poll, with Nuttall running a campaign pledging to "ensure there is no backsliding on Brexit".
It is with sorrow and concern that we see FYROM backsliding into deep political crisis.
Around one in five women and one in five workers aged 26-30 would lose out from any backsliding on the National Living Wage, as would over a quarter of workers aged 66 and over, the Foundation argued.
We urge President Yameen to reverse the backsliding of the past many months and return to the path of democracy, transparency, and rule of law - for the well-being and prosperity of all of the people in the Maldives.