Definitions

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  • adj. Not assured.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not assured; not bold or confident.
  • adj. Not to be trusted.
  • adj. Not insured against loss.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not assured; not bold or confident.
  • Not to be trusted.
  • Not insured against loss: as, goods unassured.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking boldness or confidence

Etymologies

un- +‎ assured. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The new "two-tiered" system Napolitano spoke about hasn't been fully explained, and aside from a government-mandated, "If we see something, we'll say something," policy, America's safety remains unassured.

    Conan: U.S. To Adopt Nicolas Cage Terror Alert System

  • And as long as Obama's margin over McCain is smaller than the number of unassured voters, he cannot really feel comfortable.

    CNN Transcript Oct 18, 2008

  • If she were worth her salt she would have too much pride to be intimate with a youth in your unassured position, to say no worse.

    Two on a Tower

  • Still He persisted in his design; and with a voice unassured and frequent interruptions, He contrived to finish the four first lines of the page.

    The Monk

  • But there are times when, for all his determined good spirits, Mundy is infected by the unreality of the divided city, its gallows humor and doomed atmosphere of unassured survival.

    Absolute Friends

  • The salmon-pink emergency lights glowed on the deck, reacting with the pink coolant smoke, casting an unassured rosy glow on half the cabin and shadows on everything else.

    Flashback

  • With tremendous increase in our control of nature in our ability to utilize nature for human use and satisfaction, we find the actual realization of ends, the enjoyment of values, growing unassured and precarious.

    Living and Learning in School

  • But we did not then venture to quote any long passages from the original, unassured how they might look on our page to the eyes of Young Britain.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 357, June, 1845

  • The first act, however, afforded her so little scope for acting, that she left the stage unassured of her own success.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 04, No. 23, September, 1859

  • For _now_ she was still free; now she could find out what "death for her sake" really meant; otherwise, he might yet break down her doubts, she might yield, still unassured, and only then discover that it did not mean anything at all!

    Browning's Heroines

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