Definition of backsliding noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

backsliding

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbækslaɪdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbækslaɪdɪŋ//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the situation when somebody fails to do something that they agreed to do and returns to their former bad behaviour
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: backsliding