Meaning of backslide

back•slide

Pronunciation: (bak'slīd"), [key]
— v., n. -slid, -slid -slid•den, -slid•ing,
—v.i.
  1. to relapse into bad habits, sinful behavior, or undesirable activities.
—n.
  1. an act or instance of backsliding: a backslide from his early training.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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