Definition of neglects


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • neglects is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 11 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • neglects is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 15 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of neglects

  • failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. carelessness
    2. negligence
    3. nonperformance

  • fail to do something; leave something undone (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. fail

  • give little or no attention to (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. disregard
    2. ignore

  • the trait of neglecting responsibilities and lacking concern (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. neglectfulness
    2. negligence

  • the state of something that has been unused and neglected (noun)

    Examples

    1. the house was in a terrible state of neglect

    Synonyms

    1. disuse

  • willful lack of care and attention (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. disregard

  • leave undone or leave out (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. drop
    2. leave out
    3. miss
    4. omit
    5. overleap
    6. overlook
    7. pretermit

  • lack of attention and due care (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. disregard

  • fail to attend to (verb)

    Examples

    1. he neglects his children

See definition of neglects in Merriam Webster