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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Lets elaborate on the word insecure, that is something I never used to be.
Jamat to boycott Hurriyat faction's programmes journalists have expressed deep anguish over what they described as insecure conditions for the
In a sudden change in its plan on inviting Kashmiri separatists to Pakistan has withdrawn its invite to four separatist leaders for a visit to the country and restricted journalists have expressed deep anguish over what they described as insecure conditions for the
Jamaat seeks Geelani's clarification on biography journalists have expressed deep anguish over what they described as insecure conditions for the
My interpretation of the Welfare statement is that the unemployed are going to be helped by private companies back into work (who will be paid by results) are being lined up to replace the Poles/Eastern Europeans into low wage short term insecure jobs - so you in the north of England are going to have to get on your bikes (buses these days in IDS speak) down south to service the tory classes
A delegation of Canadian visitors — host Mary Welsh and two Canadian workers trapped in insecure, low-wage jobs — listens in disbelief.
The LGCD project looks for communities in insecure areas who are willing to work with local government authorities to implement small-scale infrastructure and community development activities.
People stopped sharing to investigate alternatives to plain insecure p2p.
We meet her in insecure “good Japanese schoolgirl mode”, and her more mature mode seems to be a calm confidence.
And, no, suggesting that the voting machines were insecure is not equivalent -- there's considerable factual basis for worrying about them (which is why Florida for example stopped using them) as compared to, say, worrying about whether in 1961 someone salted false birth announcements in the Hawaii newspapers in order to allow a ManchuriKenyan Candidate to take office in 2009.