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backslide

noun

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as in lapse, relapse

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backslide

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of backslide (Entry 2 of 2)

as in relapse, lapse

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The first known use of backslide was in 1554

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“Backslide.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/backslide. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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