Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun relapsing

1 sense of relapsing

Sense 1
backsliding, lapse, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reversion, reverting -- (a failure to maintain a higher state)
       => failure -- (an act that fails; "his failure to pass the test")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb relapse

2 senses of relapse

Sense 1
get worse, relapse -- (deteriorate in health; "he relapsed")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

Sense 2
relapse, lapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall back -- (go back to bad behavior; "Those who recidivate are often minor criminals")
       => revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn back -- (go back to a previous state; "We reverted to the old rules")

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