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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: having insufficient protection; not safe or secure.
We could not sleep knowing our food supplies were insecure.an insecure, easily robbed apartment
synonyms:
endangered, exposed, unguarded, unsafe, vulnerable
antonyms:
safe, secure
similar words:
hazardous, open, perilous, risky, susceptible
definition 2: not firmly established or built; unstable.
an insecure platform
synonyms:
shaky, unstable, unsteady
antonyms:
stable
similar words:
dangerous, precarious, ramshackle, rickety, uneasy, unreliable, unsound, unsure, weak, wobbly
definition 3: not confident in oneself; filled with doubt and uncertainty.
antonyms:
confident, secure
similar words:
apprehensive, diffident, doubtful, fearful, hesitant, nervous, shaky, uncertain, uneasy, unsure
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derivations: insecurely (adv.), insecureness (n.)
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