Synonyms for relapse:
Other synonyms and related words:
lose, seizure, relapsing, fall, go along, resort, misbehave, reaction, retrograde, turnaround, turnabout, loss, slip by, oversight, bout, slide by, fall back, presume, attack, breakout, retrovert, reversion, slip away, spell, weaken, episode, recidivate, recidivism, reversal, atavism, glide by, lag, turn back, illness, reverting, pass, elapse, fall behind, dawdle, lapsing, recover, retroversion.
Sense 2 (noun)
try on, misbehave, descend to, presume.
Sense 3 (noun)
retrogression, regress, regression, fall back, lapsing, relapsing, backsliding, reversion, recidivate, lapse, Recidivation, recurrence, recidivism, get worse, return, loss, reverting, retrogress, fall.
dilapidate, moulder, lapse, tergiversate, regress, go downhill, slump, ebb, revert, retrogress, downgrade, fade, collapse, deteriorate, degenerate, wilt, atrophy, slip, worsen, get worse, decline, putrefy, decay, fall apart, wither, slide, wane, sink.
go by, elapse, pass.
Usage examples for relapse:
- " Well, I may get a relapse in it, you don't know," said Alexia coolly, " so you really ought to be up here. - "Five Little Peppers at School", Margaret Sidney.
- But, she said, I fear he has had a relapse, and his state is very precarious. - "Julian Home", Dean Frederic W. Farrar.
- Once or twice a slight quiver crossed his lips, then his teeth would close tight, and again his face would relapse into calm impassiveness. - "The Underdog", F. Hopkinson Smith.