verb back·slide \-ˌslīd\

: to start doing something bad again after you have stopped it

back·slid\-ˌslid\back·slid or back·slid·den\-ˌsli-dən\back·slid·ing\-ˌslī-diŋ\

Full Definition of BACKSLIDE

intransitive verb
:  to lapse morally or in the practice of religion
:  to revert to a worse condition :  retrogress
backslide noun
back·slid·er \-ˌslī-dər\ noun

Examples of BACKSLIDE

  1. Smokers who quit often backslide within a year.

First Known Use of BACKSLIDE



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July 04, 2015
stringent Hear it
rigorous, strict, or severe
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