Synonyms of relapse


1. backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reversion, reverting, failure

usage: a failure to maintain a higher state


1. get worse, relapse, change state, turn

usage: deteriorate in health; "he relapsed"

2. relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall back, revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back

usage: go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals"

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Definition and meaning of relapse (Dictionary)