Dictionary Results for lapse

1. lapse - noun

· a mistake resulting from inattention

Synonym(s): oversight

Hypernym(s): mistake, error, fault

2. lapse - noun

· a break or intermission in the occurrence of something; "a lapse of three weeks between letters"

Hypernym(s): pause, intermission, break, interruption, suspension

3. lapse - noun

· a failure to maintain a higher state

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

Hypernym(s): failure

4. lapse - verb

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

Synonym(s): sink, pass

Hypernym(s): move

5. lapse - verb

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

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

6. 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

7. 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

8. lapse - verb

· let slip; "He lapsed his membership"

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

9. 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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