E.g (2):

I should have stopped him before it was too late, but I didn’t

I should have provided a source, but i didn’t.

I am looking for a single word for the entire sentence; a synonym. I’m not looking for the word “regret”, but something sort of alike.

1 Answer 1



to not do something that you should do


So your sentences could be:

I failed to provide a source.

I failed to stop him. or

I failed him.

Bonus answer: neglected

  • Thank you so much!
    – Liz
    Dec 13, 2022 at 6:05
  • “Neglected” was just the right answer i was looking for.
    – Liz
    Dec 13, 2022 at 6:09

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