failure to look after something or someone, or the condition of not being looked after
Tenants are complaining about the landlord's neglect of the property.
years/decades/centuries etc of neglect
After years of neglect, the roads were full of potholes.
The whole district had an air of abandonment and neglect.
failure to pay proper attention to something
Five officers were court-martialled for cowardice or neglect of duty.