backsliding vs relapse what difference

what is difference between backsliding and relapse

English

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -aɪdɪŋ

Verb

backsliding

  1. present participle of backslide

Adjective

backsliding (comparative more backsliding, superlative most backsliding)

  1. sliding back

Noun

backsliding (plural backslidings)

  1. An occasion on which one backslides, especially in a moral sense.


English

Etymology

From Latin relapsus, past participle of relabi (to slide back, fall back), from re- (back) + labi (to slip, slide, fall).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɹɪˈlæps/, /ˈɹiːˌlæps/
  • Rhymes: -æps

Verb

relapse (third-person singular simple present relapses, present participle relapsing, simple past and past participle relapsed)

  1. (intransitive) To fall back again; to slide or turn back into a former state or practice.
  2. (intransitive, medicine, of a disease) To recur; to worsen, be aggravated (after a period of improvement).
  3. To slip or slide back physically; to turn back.
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Hyponyms

  • (to fall back into a former state or practice): fall off the wagon

Translations

Noun

relapse (plural relapses)

  1. The act or situation of relapsing.
  2. (medicine) An occasion when a person becomes ill again after a period of improvement
  3. (obsolete) One who has relapsed, or fallen back into error; a backslider.

Translations

Further reading

  • relapse in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • relapse in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • relapse at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • Leapers, Perales, leapers, pleaser, presale, repeals

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /reˈlap.se/
  • Rhymes: -apse

Adjective

relapse

  1. feminine plural of relapso

Noun

relapse f pl

  1. plural of relapsa

Anagrams

  • saperle, spelare, spelerà

Latin

Participle

relāpse

  1. vocative masculine singular of relāpsus

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