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lapse

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of lapse

  1. 1 a change in status for the worse usually temporarily the scandal caused the president to suffer a dramatic lapse in popularity Synonyms knock, reverse, reversal, setbackRelated Words disappointment, frustration, letdown; comedown, decline, descent, down, downfall, fall; turnabout, turnaround; recession, regression, retrogression, reversion; relapse; breakdown, collapse, crash, meltdown, ruin, undoingNear Antonyms status quo

  2. 2 an unintentional departure from truth or accuracy his slip of the tongue about the mayor's name was an unfortunate lapse Synonyms blunder, bobble, boob [British], boo-boo, brick, clanger [British], clinker, fault, flub, fluff, fumble, gaff, gaffe, goof, inaccuracy, error, miscue, misstep, mistake, oversight, screwup, slip, slipup, stumble, tripRelated Words bloomer, blooper, boner, howler, pratfall; foul-up, snafu; misapprehension, miscalculation, miscomprehension, misconception, misconstruction, miscue, misdescription, misimpression, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misreading, misstatement, misunderstandingNear Antonyms accuracy, correctness, exactitude, exactness, preciseness, precision, strictness; inerrancy, infallibility, perfection

  3. 3 the stopping of a process or activity wasn't bothered by the lapse of her membership at the health club Synonyms arrest, arrestment, cease, cessation, check, close, closedown, closure, conclusion, cutoff, discontinuance, discontinuation, ending, expiration, finish, halt, end, offset, shutdown, shutoff, stay, stop, stoppage, surcease, terminationRelated Words mop-up, phaseout; abeyance, break, interruption, layoff, letup, moratorium, pause, standstill, suspensionNear Antonyms extension, persistence, prolongationAntonyms continuance, continuation


lapse

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of lapse

  1. to come to an end the contract will lapse at the end of the year unless we renew Synonyms break off, break up, close, conclude, dead-end, determine, die, discontinue, elapse, end, expire, finish, go, halt, cease, leave off, let up, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up, wink (out)Related Words desist (from), lay off (of), refrain (from); give over [British], knock off, pack (up or in); break down, conk (out), cut out, stall; pause, stay, suspend; abate, peter (out), wind downNear Antonyms draw out, extend, prolong, protractAntonyms continue, hang on, persist


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