Definitions For Neglect


  • Willful lack of care and attention
  • Failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
  • The trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern
  • Lack of attention and due care
  • The state of something that has been unused and neglected
  • Lack of attention or care that someone or something needs
  • The condition of not being taken care of


  • Leave undone or leave out
  • Fail to attend to
  • Give little or no attention to
  • Fail to do something; leave something undone
  • To fail to take care of or to give attention to (someone or something)
  • To fail to do (something)

Is Neglect 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 Neglect is worth 10 points in Scrabble and 14 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Neglect in a Sentence

  • The building has been neglected for years.
  • The city has neglected the teacher shortage for too long.
  • The prison guard neglected his duty.
  • The park was overgrown and littered from years of neglect.
  • The parents were charged with child neglect.
  • The house is in a state of neglect.

Synonyms for Neglect

Antonyms for Neglect

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