reversion, evil, repetition, iniquity, villainy, lapse, reversal, depravity, recidivism, atavism, sin, backslide, enormity, reverting, regress, excess, reverse, recidivation, decadence, turnaround, better, wrong, retroversion, oversight, immorality
regressing (part of speech: verb)
relapsing (part of speech: verb)
regression (part of speech: noun)
regressive (part of speech: adjective)
renouncing (part of speech: verb)
receding (part of speech: verb)
recessive (part of speech: adjective)
renunciation (part of speech: noun)
- But you have been the means- the innocent means- of my backsliding, as they call it. - "Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman", Thomas Hardy.
- And if the righteous, that is, they that run for it, will find work enough to get to heaven, 'then where will the ungodly' backsliding 'sinner appear? - "The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3", John Bunyan.
- Once thoroughly humbled to a degree that put them above the danger of backsliding, they obtained glimpses of security, and were gradually elevated to the hopes and the condition of the just. - "The Monikins", J. Fenimore Cooper.