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1. lapse

noun. ['ˈlæps'] a mistake resulting from inattention.

Synonyms

  • fault
  • error
  • oversight

Antonyms

  • be born
  • survive
  • forbid
  • invalidate

Etymology

  • laps (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • lapsus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Lapse

  • straps
  • scraps
  • perhaps
  • traps
  • snaps
  • slaps
  • schnapps
  • flaps
  • craps
  • crapps
  • claps
  • zaps
  • yaps
  • wraps
  • taps
  • saps
  • raps
  • naps
  • maps
  • lapps
  • knapp's
  • kaps
  • kappes
  • japs
  • gaps
  • gap's
  • chaps
  • caps
  • cap's
  • capps

Sentences with lapse


1. Noun, singular or mass
Pay the recertification fee if there has not been a 24-month consecutive lapse in employment.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
If you lapse on a renewal requirement, you could incur fines or be required to re-apply.

3. Verb, base form
This means the license cannot lapse.

Quotes about lapse


1. No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
- Robert Southey

2. Then was ashamed of myself. I should be happy for what I'd been given. I hoped God hadn't noticed my lapse in appreciation.
- Charlaine Harris, Dead and Gone

2. lapse

verb. ['ˈlæps'] drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards.

Synonyms

  • slip
  • fall away
  • drop off
  • drop away

Antonyms

  • arrive
  • go off
  • stop
  • disinherit

Etymology

  • laps (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • lapsus (Latin)

3. lapse

noun. ['ˈlæps'] a failure to maintain a higher state.

Synonyms

  • backsliding
  • lapsing
  • relapse
  • recidivism
  • relapsing
  • reversion
  • failure

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • keep down
  • dematerialize
  • dematerialise

Etymology

  • laps (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • lapsus (Latin)

4. lapse

verb. ['ˈlæps'] go back to bad behavior.

Synonyms

  • recidivate
  • regress
  • relapse
  • turn back
  • fall back
  • retrovert
  • return
  • revert

Antonyms

  • failing
  • stay
  • running
  • retreat

Etymology

  • laps (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • lapsus (Latin)

5. lapse

verb. ['ˈlæps'] end, at least for a long time.

Synonyms

  • terminate
  • cease
  • end
  • stop

Antonyms

  • materialize
  • materialise
  • increase
  • ascend

Etymology

  • laps (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • lapsus (Latin)

6. lapse

verb. ['ˈlæps'] pass into a specified state or condition.

Synonyms

  • pass
  • move

Antonyms

  • humane
  • dry fly
  • wet fly

Etymology

  • laps (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • lapsus (Latin)

7. lapse

noun. ['ˈlæps'] a break or intermission in the occurrence of something.

Synonyms

  • suspension
  • pause
  • intermission
  • break

Antonyms

  • disallow
  • decertify
  • fail
  • appear

Etymology

  • laps (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • lapsus (Latin)

8. lapse

verb. ['ˈlæps'] pass by.

Synonyms

  • go along
  • pass
  • glide by
  • progress
  • slip by
  • slip away
  • move on
  • go on
  • pass on
  • vanish
  • go by
  • march on
  • fell
  • elapse
  • fly
  • advance

Antonyms

  • unalert
  • stand still
  • hide
  • demote

Etymology

  • laps (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • lapsus (Latin)

9. lapse

verb. ['ˈlæps'] let slip.

Synonyms

  • give up
  • waive
  • forgo
  • forego
  • forfeit

Antonyms

  • fall back
  • worsen
  • wane
  • back

Etymology

  • laps (Middle French (ca. 1400-1600))
  • lapsus (Latin)
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