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Meaning of INSECURE

Pronunciation:  `insi'kyûr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  lacking self-confidence or assurance; "an insecure person lacking mental stability"
  2. [adj]  lacking in security or safety; "his fortune was increasingly insecure"; "an insecure future"
  3. [adj]  not firm or firmly fixed; likely to fail or give way; "the hinge is insecure"
  4. [adj]  not financially safe or secure; "a bad investment"; "high risk investments"; "anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky"; "speculative business enterprises"
  5. [adj]  not safe from attack

INSECURE is a 8 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: bad, embattled, high-risk, loose, overanxious, precarious, risky, shaky, speculative, unassured, uncertain, unguaranteed, unsafe, unsecured, unsound, unsure
 Antonyms: secure, unafraid, untroubled
 See Also: dangerous, unfixed, unprotected, vulnerable



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In`se*cure"\, a.
1. Not secure; not confident of safety or permanence;
   distrustful; suspicious; apprehensive of danger or loss.

         With sorrow and insecure apprehensions. --Jer.

2. Not effectually guarded, protected, or sustained; unsafe;
   unstable; exposed to danger or loss. --Bp. Hurg.

         The trade with Egypt was exceedingly insecure and
         precarious.                           --Mickle.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: afraid, anxious, apprehensive, dangerous, desultory, dickey, disconcerted, doubtful, dubious, exposed, fearful, flimsy, fluctuant, frail, hazardous, hesitant, in suspense, infirm, insubstantial, jumpy, nervous, open, perilous, precarious, provisional, questioning, rickety, risky, rocky, rootless, shaky, shifting, shifty, slippery, temporary, tentative, ticklish, tottery, treacherous, unassured, uncertain, uncomfortable, unconfident, undefended, undependable, unfaithworthy, unguarded, unhealthy, unnerved, unpredictable, unprotected, unreliable, unsafe, unselfassured, unselfconfident, unselfreliant, unsolid, unsound, unstable, unsteadfast, unsteady, unsubstantial, unsure, untrustworthy, vacillating, vulnerable, wavering, weak, wobbly, worried