backsliding

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Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

backsliding

  1. Present participle of backslide.

Adjective[edit]

backsliding (comparative more backsliding, superlative most backsliding)

  1. sliding back

Noun[edit]

backsliding (plural backslidings)

  1. An occasion on which one backslides, especially in a moral sense
    • 1918, Walter Raleigh, England and the War[1]:
      We have had many stumblings and many backslidings.
    • 1851, Harvey Newcomb, A Practical Directory for Young Christian Females[2]:
      If their actions are bad, look back and inquire into the cause of their backslidings.
    • 1906, Charles Kingsley, Out of the Deep[3]:
      All their struggles, disappointments, failures, backslidings, which made them unhappy here, because they could not perfectly do the will of God, are past and over for ever.