Definitions For Lapse


  • A failure to maintain a higher state
  • A mistake resulting from inattention
  • A break or intermission in the occurrence of something
  • An occurrence in which you fail to think or act in the usual or proper way for a brief time and make a mistake
  • An occurrence in which someone behaves badly for usually a short period of time
  • A change that results in worse behavior


  • Go back to bad behavior
  • Drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards
  • End, at least for a long time
  • Pass into a specified state or condition
  • Pass by
  • Let slip
  • To stop for usually a brief time
  • To become no longer effective or valid

Is Lapse a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Lapse is worth 7 points in Scrabble and 9 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Lapse in a Sentence

  • He blamed the error on a minor mental lapse.
  • A lapse into bad habits
  • After a few polite words the conversation lapsed.
  • Her interest in politics lapsed while she was in medical school.
  • She didn't pay the premium and her life insurance policy lapsed.

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Antonyms for Lapse

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