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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 of lapse knock, reverse, reversal, setbackWords Related to lapse disappointment, frustration, letdown; comedown, decline, descent, down, downfall, fall; turnabout, turnaround; recession, regression, retrogression, reversion; relapse; breakdown, collapse, crash, meltdown, ruin, undoingNear Antonyms of lapse 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 of lapse 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, tripWords Related to lapse bloomer, blooper, boner, howler, pratfall; foul-up, snafu; misapprehension, miscalculation, miscomprehension, misconception, misconstruction, miscue, misdescription, misimpression, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misreading, misstatement, misunderstandingNear Antonyms of lapse 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 of lapse arrest, arrestment, cease, cessation, check, close, closedown, closure, conclusion, cutoff, discontinuance, discontinuation, ending, expiration, finish, halt, end, offset, shutdown, shutoff, stay, stop, stoppage, surcease, terminationWords Related to lapse mop-up, phaseout; abeyance, break, interruption, layoff, letup, moratorium, pause, standstill, suspensionNear Antonyms of lapse extension, persistence, prolongationAntonyms of lapse 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 of lapse 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)Words Related to lapse 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 of lapse draw out, extend, prolong, protractAntonyms of lapse continue, hang on, persist



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