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 for backsliding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Backsliding \Back"slid"ing\, n.
     The act of one who backslides; abandonment of faith or duty.
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           Our backslidings are many.               --Jer. xiv. 7.
     [1913 Webster] backspace

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Backslide \Back"slide"\ (b[a^]k"sl[imac]d"; 277), v. i. [imp.
     Backslid; p. p. Backslidden, Backslid; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Backsliding.] [Back, adv. + slide.]
     To slide back; to fall away; esp. to abandon gradually the
     faith and practice of a religion that has been professed.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Backsliding \Back"slid"ing\, a.
     Slipping back; falling back into sin or error; sinning.
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           Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord. --Jer.
                                                    iii. 14.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a failure to maintain a higher state [syn: backsliding,
           lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reversion,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  139 Moby Thesaurus words for "backsliding":
     Adamic, about-face, amorality, apostasy, apostate, atheism,
     atheistic, backing, backset, backslide, backward motion,
     backward step, betrayal, blasphemous, bolt, breakaway, carnal,
     carnality, criminality, defection, delinquency, desertion,
     disenchantment, disloyalty, erring, evil, evil nature,
     faithlessness, fall, fall from grace, fallen, fallen from grace,
     fleshly, flip-flop, frail, going over, immorality, impiety,
     impious, impiousness, impure, impurity, infirm, irreligion,
     irreligious, irreverence, irreverent, lapse, lapse from grace,
     lapsed, lapsing, moral delinquency, of easy virtue, peccability,
     peccable, postlapsarian, prodigal, prodigality, profanatory,
     profane, ratting, reaction, recession, recidivation, recidivism,
     recidivist, recidivistic, recidivous, reclamation, reconversion,
     recreancy, recreant, recrudescent, reentry, refluence, reflux,
     regress, regression, regressive, rehabilitation, reinstatement,
     relapse, relapsing, renegade, restitution, restoration,
     retroaction, retrocession, retroflexion, retrogradation,
     retrogression, retroversion, retrusion, return, returning,
     reversal, reverse, reversion, reverting, revulsion, rollback,
     sacrilegious, secession, setback, slipping back, sternway,
     throwback, treason, turn, turnabout, turning traitor, unangelic,
     unangelicalness, unchaste, unchastity, unclean, uncleanness,
     undutiful, undutifulness, ungodliness, ungodly, ungood, ungoodness,
     unmorality, unrighteous, unrighteousness, unsaintliness, unsaintly,
     unvirtuous, unvirtuousness, vice, viciousness, virtueless, wanton,
     wantonness, wayward, waywardness, weak, wrongdoing

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