Definition of lapse

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • lapse is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 7
  • lapse is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 7
  • lapse is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 9

Definition of lapse


  • a mistake resulting from inattention (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. oversight
  • pass into a specified state or condition (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. pass
    2. sink
  • pass by (verb)

    Examples

    1. three years elapsed

    Synonyms

    1. elapse
    2. glide by
    3. go along
    4. go by
    5. pass
    6. slide by
    7. slip away
    8. slip by
  • go back to bad behavior (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. fall back
    2. recidivate
    3. regress
    4. relapse
    5. retrogress
  • drop to a lower level, as in one's morals or standards (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. backslide
  • a failure to maintain a higher state (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. backsliding
    2. lapsing
    3. relapse
    4. relapsing
    5. reversion
    6. reverting
  • a break or intermission in the occurrence of something (noun)

    Examples

    1. a lapse of three weeks between letters
  • end, at least for a long time (verb)

    Examples

    1. The correspondence lapsed
  • let slip (verb)

    Examples

    1. He lapsed his membership

See definition of lapse in Merriam Webster

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