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Definition of "backsliding" [back•slid•ing]

  • Present participle of backslide. (verb)
  • Sliding back (adjective)
  • An occasion on which one backslides, especially in a moral sense (noun)

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Use "backsliding" in a sentence
  • ""Given the context of the continuing repression in Tibet and an overall backsliding from the Chinese government on human rights, we hope that this time, there will be an indication that the Chinese side is interested in engaging in a results-based dialogue," said Mary Beth Markey of the International Campaign for Tibet."
  • "That grant, I must tell you at once, has been "backsliding" -- so that despite small increases in some years, in terms of real dollars we are now at the level we were at in 1975, while the costs of our artists and arts groups have been rising substantially, not to mention their cost of living."
  • ""apostate" (as the Hebrew for "backsliding" is better rendered); Judah, not as yet utterly apostate, but treacherous or faithless. also -- herself also, like Israel."