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backslide

back·slide

backslide

 
pronunciation:
baek slaId
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: backslid, backslides, backsliding
definition: to revert to moral wrongdoing or sin.
Her parents worried that she would backslide into drug addiction.
antonyms:
persevere
similar words:
relapse, revert
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derivation: backslider (n.)