Tending to neglect; failing to take care of matters which require attention. (adjective)
Examples of word neglectful
Thus full of contradictions, unbending yet haughty, gentle yet fierce, tender and again neglectful, he by some strange art found easy entrance to the admiration and affection of women; now caressing and now tyrannizing over them according to his mood, but in every change a despot.
He's not neglectful, which is more than I can say for some docs.
Most of the children I've had in my home come from young, low-income, single mothers who did the best they could but were deemed "neglectful" for being unable to provide for their children.
The other side of the pressure and stress is caused by the very large number of people who assume that only a SAHM can be a good mother, and a career oriented woman must be some kind of neglectful mother who is having her kids raised by strangers.
She and her fellow "playground mums" feel marginalized by their husbands and disrespected by working mothers, but she cannot convey her disappointments in a way that compares with the bone-deep guilt of the "neglectful" working mother.