from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not sure or certain; doubtful: unemployed and facing an insecure future.
- adj. Inadequately guarded or protected; unsafe: A shortage of military police made the air base insecure.
- adj. Not firm or fixed; unsteady: an insecure foothold.
- adj. Lacking stability; troubled: an insecure relationship.
- adj. Lacking self-confidence; plagued by anxiety: had always felt insecure at parties.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Not secure.
- adj. Not comfortable or confident in oneself or in certain situations.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not secure; not confident of safety or permanence; distrustful; suspicious; apprehensive of danger or loss.
- adj. Not effectually guarded, protected, or sustained; unsafe; unstable; exposed to danger or loss.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not secure, firm, or safe; liable to give way; unsafe.
- Not fully assured; not free from apprehension, fear, uncertainty, or doubt; uncertain.
- To make insecure; imperil.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. lacking self-confidence or assurance
- adj. not safe from attack
- adj. not firm or firmly fixed; likely to fail or give way
- adj. lacking in security or safety
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