Dictionary Results for lapsing


1. lapsing - noun

· a failure to maintain a higher state

Synonym(s): backsliding, lapse, relapse, relapsing, reversion, reverting

Hypernym(s): failure




2. lapse - verb

· pass into a specified state or condition; "He sank into nirvana"

Synonym(s): sink, pass

Hypernym(s): move




3. lapse - verb

· end, at least for a long time; "The correspondence lapsed"

Hypernym(s): end, stop, finish, terminate, cease




4. lapse - verb

· drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards

Synonym(s): backslide

Hypernym(s): slip, drop_off, drop_away, fall_away




5. lapse - verb

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

Synonym(s): relapse, recidivate, regress, retrogress, fall_back

Hypernym(s): revert, return, retrovert, regress, turn_back




6. lapse - verb

· let slip; "He lapsed his membership"

Hypernym(s): forfeit, give_up, throw_overboard, waive, forgo, forego




7. lapse - verb

· pass by; "three years elapsed"

Synonym(s): elapse, pass, slip_by, glide_by, slip_away, go_by, slide_by, go_along

Hypernym(s): advance, progress, pass_on, move_on, march_on, go_on





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