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lapse

noun

1 lapse

A mistake resulting from inattention.

synonym: oversight.

Roget 776: loss; deperdition, perdition; forfeiture, lapse.    privation, bereavement; deprivation etc. (dispossession) 789; riddance; damage, squandering, ... show more

Roget 306: descent, descension, declension, declination; fall; falling etc. v.; slump; drop, plunge, plummet, cadence; subsidence, ... show more

Roget 144: conversion, reduction, transmutation, resolution, assimilation; evolution, sea change; change of state; assumption; naturalization; transportation; development [Biol.], developing.    [photography] ... show more

Roget 947: guilt, guiltiness; culpability; criminality, criminousness; deviation from rectitude etc. (improbity) 940; sinfulness etc. (vice) 945.    ... show more



2 lapse

A break or intermission in the occurrence of something.

3 lapse

A failure to maintain a higher state.

synonyms: backsliding, lapsing, relapse, relapsing, reversion, reverting.

Roget 661: relapse, lapse; falling back etc. v.; retrogradation etc. (retrogression) 283; deterioration etc. 659.    [Return to, or recurrence of a bad state] backsliding, ... show more

Dutch: hapering

verb

1 lapse

Pass into a specified state or condition.

synonyms: pass, sink.

Roget 945: be vicious etc. adj.; sin, commit sin, do amiss, err, transgress; misdemean oneself, forget oneself, misconduct oneself; misdo, misbehave; fall, ... show more

Roget 776: lose; incur a loss, experience a loss, meet with a loss; miss; mislay, let slip, allow to slip through the fingers; be without etc. (exempt) 777.1; forfeit.    get rid of ... show more

Roget 144: be converted into; become, get, wax; come to, turn to, turn into, evolve into, develop into; turn out, lapse, shift; run into, fall into, ... show more

2 lapse

End, at least for a long time.

3 lapse

Drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards.

synonym: backslide.

4 lapse

Go back to bad behavior.

synonyms: fall back, recidivate, regress, relapse, retrogress.

Roget 661: relapse, lapse; fall back, slide back, sink back; return; retrograde etc. 283; recidivate; fall off again etc. 659.   

Dutch: geraken, raken, terugvallen, vervallen

5 lapse

Let slip.

6 lapse

Pass by:
— Three years elapsed.

synonyms: elapse, glide by, go along, go by, pass, slide by, slip away, slip by.

Roget 109: elapse, lapse, flow, run, proceed, advance, pass; roll on, wear on, press on; flit, fly, slip, ... show more

Roget 122: be past etc. adj.; have expired etc. adj., have run its course, have had its day; pass; pass by, go by, pass away, go away, pass off, ... show more

Dutch: omgaan, verglijden, verlopen, verstrijken, vervlieden, vlieden, voorbijgaan


adjective

Roget 659: unimproved etc. (improve) etc. 658; deteriorated etc. v.; altered, altered for the worse; injured etc. v.; ... show more

Moby thesaurus: abeyance, about-face, advance, alchemy, apostasy, apostatize, assimilation, assumption, atavism, atheism, atrocity, backing, backset, backslide, backsliding, backward deviation, backward motion, backward step, balk, be all over ... show more.

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