Definition of Insecure

1. Adjective. Not firm or firmly fixed; likely to fail or give way. "The hinge is insecure"

Also: Unfixed
Antonyms: Secure



2. Adjective. Lacking in security or safety. "An insecure future"
Exact synonyms: Unsafe
Also: Unprotected, Dangerous, Unsafe, Vulnerable
Similar to: Precarious, Shaky, Unguaranteed, Unsecured
Derivative terms: Insecureness, Insecurity
Antonyms: Secure

3. Adjective. Lacking self-confidence or assurance. "An insecure person lacking mental stability"
Similar to: Overanxious, Unassured
Derivative terms: Insecureness, Insecurity
Antonyms: Secure

4. Adjective. Not safe from attack.
Exact synonyms: Unsafe
Similar to: Vulnerable
Derivative terms: Insecureness, Insecurity

Definition of Insecure

1. a. Not secure; not confident of safety or permanence; distrustful; suspicious; apprehensive of danger or loss.

Definition of Insecure

1. Adjective. Not secure. ¹

2. Adjective. Not comfortable or confident in oneself or in certain situations. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Insecure

1. unsafe [adj] - See also: unsafe

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Insecure

insectless
insectlike
insectoid
insectoids
insectologer
insectologers
insectologic
insectological
insectologist
insectologists
insectology
insectophobia
insectproof
insects
insecty
insecure (current term)
insecurely
insecureness
insecurenesses
insecurities
insecurity
insecution
inseducible
insee
inseem
inseemed
inseeming
inseems
inselberg
inselberge

Literary usage of Insecure

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1. Women at Thirtysomething: Paradoxes of Attainment (1991)
"Improper offering or acceptance of unloaded hazardous materials rail car; usually $ 11200.00 due to insecure closures. §173.29. ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1909)
"Although defendant controverted the fact that the pulley was In a cracked and insecure condition, Its evidence on this question was negative and ..."

3. Agricultural Trade and Poverty: Making Policy Analysis Count edited by Jonathan Brooks (2003)
"Yet, some countries classified as food insecure by the cluster analysis are ... A category of food insecure countries based on quantitative indicators ..."

4. The Scottish Jurist: Containing Reports of Cases Decided in the House of by Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords, House of Lords, Parliament, Great Britain (1856)
"At advising— Hence the property of the defenders was, in respect of the particular matter in question, in an insecure and insufficient state, ..."

5. Wrongs and Their Remedies: A Treatise on the Law of Torts by Charles Greenstreet Addison, Francis Stafford Pipe Wolferstan, James M. Dudley, Edwin Baylies (1876)
"... Ruinous and insecure railway bridges, viaducts and embankments.— Every railway company in the actual possession and occupation of its line of railway is ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: With by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, George Mifflin Wharton (1845)
"... carious and insecure ; and which encouragement this court would most reluctantly lend its assistance to administer. For the reasons already given, ..."

7. History of Liberty by Samuel Eliot (1853)
"declared his deposition, was their sentence executed without recourse to the imperial power.122 So insecure were the principles of organization for which ..."

8. Thirty Years' View, Or, A History of the Working of the American Government by Thomas Hart Benton (1856)
"... most valuable privileges— whose rights they violate, whose business they derange, and the value of whose property they render unstable and insecure. ..."

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