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insecure

in·se·cure

insecure

 
 
pronunciation:
In s kyur [or] In s kyuhr
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: without enough protection; not safe or secure.
That apartment is too insecure to be safe from robbers.
synonyms:
vulnerable
antonyms:
safe, secure
similar words:
hazardous, open, risky
definition 2: not firmly built or established; unstable.
The insecure beach house was washed away by the storm.
synonyms:
shaky, unstable, unsteady
antonyms:
stable
similar words:
dangerous, rickety, unreliable, weak
definition 3: not sure of oneself; filled with doubt.
She was so insecure that she felt nervous even around friends.
antonyms:
confident, secure
similar words:
apprehensive, doubtful, fearful, hesitant, nervous, shaky, uncertain, uneasy
derivations: insecurely (adv.), insecureness (n.)
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