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BACKSLIDER

 Dictionary entry overview: What does backslider mean? 

BACKSLIDER (noun)
  The noun BACKSLIDER has 1 sense:

1. someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior

  Familiarity information: BACKSLIDER used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BACKSLIDER (noun)


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Meaning:

Someone who lapses into previous undesirable patterns of behavior

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

backslider; reversionist; recidivist

Hypernyms ("backslider" is a kind of...):

offender; wrongdoer (a person who transgresses moral or civil law)


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