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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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But you have been the means--the innocent means--of my backsliding, as they call it.
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.
"We are backsliding, we are on the wrong track," said Kate O'Brien of the WHO's Immunization Department.
Still considered a security ally, Turkey's candidacy to join the world's largest trading group is frozen because of "further serious backsliding" on rights, the judiciary and economic policy, the Commission said in its annual progress report.
The EU report says Turkey continues to "move further away from the European Union, with serious backsliding in the areas of the rule of law and fundamental rights." This position was expressed by the European Commission in its annual 2019 assessment report of the implementation of reforms in the Western Balkan countries and Turkey, together with recommendations on the next steps for those countries.
The World Health Organization warned Thursday that efforts to halt the spread of measles were "backsliding", with case numbers worldwide surging around 50 percent last year.
It has given birth to a new phenomenon called 'Backsliding' and many political thinkers believe it has now come to stay, which is not a good development for a country like 'Great America.' Democratic backsliding refers to the subtle, gradual deterioration of democratic institutions and practices, the erosion of elements like free and fair elections, freedom of speech and association, and the rule of law.
China accused some of the richest nations in the world of "backsliding" on pledges to clean up pollution and provide $100 billion a year in climate-related aid by 2020.
EDITORIAL - Backsliding in Boracay !-- -- (The Philippine Star) - November 7, 2018 - 12:00am Even before the formal reopening, there were already reports of backsliding in the effort to make tourism in Boracay sustainable.
Finance Minister Dragan Tevdovski said it was important that Macedonia was high on the list and isn't backsliding as the opposition says it is.
[USA], Sep 07 (ANI): The United States on Wednesday expressed its concerns over the "continued democratic backsliding" in the Maldives and warned the island nation it would take "appropriate measures" against those undermining fair electoral process and democracy.
"Even though global democracy has experienced a general trend of backsliding in the past few years, Taiwan's democracy has persisted and continues to thrive.
He cautioned against backsliding in religion, noting that there would be no excuse on the Judgement Day, and admonished Nigerians to shun sins.