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in·se·cure

 (ĭn′sĭ-kyo͝or′)
adj.
1. Not sure or certain; doubtful: unemployed and facing an insecure future.
2. Inadequately guarded or protected; unsafe: A shortage of military police made the air base insecure.
3. Not firm or fixed; unsteady: an insecure foothold.
4.
a. Lacking stability; troubled: an insecure relationship.
b. Lacking self-confidence; plagued by anxiety: had always felt insecure at parties.

in′se·cure′ly adv.
in′se·cure′ness n.
in′se·cu′ri·ty (-kyo͝or′ĭ-tē) n.

insecure

(ˌɪnsɪˈkjʊə)
adj
1. anxious or afraid; not confident or certain
2. not adequately protected: an insecure fortress.
3. unstable or shaky
ˌinseˈcurely adv
ˌinseˈcureness n
ˌinseˈcurity n

in•se•cure

(ˌɪn sɪˈkyʊər)

adj.
1. subject to fears, doubts, etc.; not confident or assured: an insecure person.
2. not safe; exposed or liable to risk or danger: insecure borders.
3. not firmly or reliably placed or fastened: an insecure ladder.
[1640–50; < Medieval Latin]
in`se•cure′ly, adv.
in`se•cure′ness, n.
in`se•cu′ri•ty, n., pl. -ties.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.insecure - not firm or firmly fixed; likely to fail or give way; "the hinge is insecure"
unfixed - not firmly placed or set or fastened
secure - not likely to fail or give way; "the lock was secure"; "a secure foundation"; "a secure hold on her wrist"
2.insecure - lacking in security or safetyinsecure - lacking in security or safety; "his fortune was increasingly insecure"; "an insecure future"
unprotected - lacking protection or defense
dangerous, unsafe - involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm; "a dangerous criminal"; "a dangerous bridge"; "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"
vulnerable - susceptible to attack; "a vulnerable bridge"
secure - free from danger or risk; "secure from harm"; "his fortune was secure"; "made a secure place for himself in his field"
3.insecure - lacking self-confidence or assurance; "an insecure person lacking mental stability"
secure, unafraid, untroubled - free from fear or doubt; easy in mind; "he was secure that nothing will be held against him"
4.insecure - not safe from attackinsecure - not safe from attack      
vulnerable - susceptible to attack; "a vulnerable bridge"

insecure

adjective
1. unconfident, worried, anxious, afraid, shy, uncertain, unsure, timid, self-conscious, hesitant, meek, self-effacing, diffident, unassertive Many women are insecure about their performance as mothers.
unconfident secure, confident, assured, certain, decisive
2. unsafe, dangerous, exposed, vulnerable, hazardous, wide-open, perilous, unprotected, defenceless, unguarded, open to attack, unshielded, ill-protected Mobile phones are inherently insecure, as anyone can listen in.
unsafe protected, safe, secure

insecure

adjective
1. Inadequately protected:
Translations
عَدِيـمُ الثِّقَةُ بِالنَّفْسِغَيْر آمن ، غَيْر مُطْمَئِنغَيْر واثِق
nejistýnepevný
usikkerutrygikke sikker
epävarmaturvatonepäluotettava
nesiguran
nem biztonságos
óöruggurótraustur
不安な
불안한
nesaugiainesaugumasnesaugus
nedrošsnestabils
negotovnezanesljiv
osäker
ไม่มั่นคง
güvensizsağlam olmayanemniyetsiz
không an toàn

insecure

[ˌɪnsɪˈkjʊəʳ] ADJ
1. (= not confident) → inseguro
to feel insecuresentirse inseguro
he feels insecure about their relationshipse siente inseguro acerca de su relación
she feels insecure about sharing her flat with somebody elsele preocupa la idea de compartir el piso con otra persona
she is insecure about her performance as a motherduda de su habilidad como madre
2. (= not secure) [job, position] → poco seguro
the hospital faces an insecure futureel hospital se enfrenta a un futuro incierto or poco seguro
their lives are insecurehay mucha inseguridad en sus vidas
3. (= not safe) [country, area, building] → poco seguro; [situation] → inestable
4. (= not firm) [door, ladder, load] → poco seguro

insecure

[ˌɪnsɪˈkjʊər] adj
(= unsure of oneself) [person] → peu sûr(e) de soi
We often feel insecure → Nous nous sentons souvent peu sûrs de nous.
to feel insecure about sth → se sentir peu sûr(e) de soi par rapport à qch
[job, profession] → précaire
[structure, ladder] → peu solide, peu sûr(e)

insecure

adj
(= uncertain, unsafe)unsicher; insecure futureungesicherte Zukunft; if they feel insecure in their jobswenn sie sich in ihrem Arbeitsplatz nicht sicher fühlen
(= loose) load, ladderungesichert

insecure

[ˌɪnsɪˈkjʊəʳ] adj (structure, lock, door) → malsicuro/a (Psych) (person) → insicuro/a

insecure

(insiˈkjuə) adjective
1. unsure of oneself or lacking confidence. Whenever he was in a crowd of people he felt anxious and insecure.
2. not safe or firmly fixed. This chair-leg is insecure; an insecure lock.
ˌinseˈcurely adverb
ˌinseˈcurity noun

insecure

عَدِيـمُ الثِّقَةُ بِالنَّفْسِ nejistý usikker unsicher ανασφαλής inseguro epävarma anxieux nesiguran insicuro 不安な 불안한 onzeker utrygg niepewny inseguro неуверенный osäker ไม่มั่นคง güvensiz không an toàn 不安全的

insecure

adj inseguro
References in classic literature ?
After the quarryman's death it was found that much of the money left to him had been squandered in specula- tion and in insecure investments made through the influence of friends.
But you can't hang a "clew" for murder, and so after that detec- tive had got through and gone home, Tom felt just as insecure as he was before.
It is true, however, that it is not customary to pull down all the houses of a town with the single design of rebuilding them differently, and thereby rendering the streets more handsome; but it often happens that a private individual takes down his own with the view of erecting it anew, and that people are even sometimes constrained to this when their houses are in danger of falling from age, or when the foundations are insecure.
The fundamental principle on which it rests, that the empire is a community of sovereigns, that the diet is a representation of sovereigns and that the laws are addressed to sovereigns, renders the empire a nerveless body, incapable of regulating its own members, insecure against external dangers, and agitated with unceasing fermentations in its own bowels.
If a majority be united by a common interest, the rights of the minority will be insecure.
These powerful creatures often hurled themselves at the windows of the saloon with such violence as to make us feel very insecure.
Hence arose those frequent rebellions against the Romans in Spain, France, and Greece, owing to the many principalities there were in these states, of which, as long as the memory of them endured, the Romans always held an insecure possession; but with the power and long continuance of the empire the memory of them passed away, and the Romans then became secure possessors.
He is also, under existing conditions, very insecure.
Accordingly he held his way through the silent streets of the village, directly to the small and insecure building that contained all the unfortunate debt ors and some of the criminals of the county, and where justice was administered to such unwary applicants as were so silly as to throw away two dollars in order to obtain one from their neighbors.
And so at last it did; but my fingers had clutched the coping in time; had grabbed it even as the insecure pyramid crumbled and left me dangling.
A luckless young female slipped from an insecure hold upon a high branch and came crashing to the ground almost at Kerchak's feet.
Then we had to find the rule and the string again, and a new hole was made; and, about midnight, the picture would be up - very crooked and insecure, the wall for yards round looking as if it had been smoothed down with a rake, and everybody dead beat and wretched - except Uncle Podger.