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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.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.insecurely - in a tentative and self-conscious manner; "she always acts very insecurely in the presence of her father"
securely - in a confident and unselfconscious manner; "he acts very securely in front of the camera"
2.insecurely - in a manner involving risk; "our positions here at the university are rather insecurely supported by grant money"
securely - in a manner free from fear or risk; "the outcome of expansion in the sixties and seventies will be an academic hierarchy securely supported by scholastic selection"
بدون ثِقَه، بدون إطْمِئْنان
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[ˌɪnsɪˈkjʊəlɪ] ADVde manera poco segura


adv fastenednicht sicher


(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
References in classic literature ?
While the rusty old knight was forced to climb a high tree, where he sat insecurely perched among the branches, feebly cursing the party as it departed.
Ralph wondered whether she more resembled an elephant, with a jeweled head-dress, or a superb cockatoo, balanced insecurely upon its perch, and pecking capriciously at a lump of sugar.
But Numa of the pit, having scented the spoor of his benefactor, was minded again to pass into the walled city, and with that idea in his cunning brain he crept stealthily along the outer side of the palisade, testing each gateway with a padded foot until at last he discovered one which seemed insecurely fastened.
All worked well, but there came a time when he fastened the pine-knot insecurely.
They climbed out of the smelting town, where eyrie houses perched insecurely on a precipitous landscape.
Attachment is one of several developmental theories that has survived exhaustive study, and it has been consistently shown that securely attached children tend to have fewer social and emotional problems throughout their life course than insecurely attached children (Brumariu & Kerns, 2010; Schneider, Atkinson, & Tardif, 2001).
However, the infants with neurological impairment were found to be insecurely attached more often than securely attached (48).
Instead of insecurely focusing inward, confident people focus outward, which allows them to see all the wonderful things that other people bring to the table.
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In contrast, an insecurely attached individual does not perceive the attachment figure as willing and able to provide protection, and therefore, is much less likely to approach the attachment figure to meet other needs for agency and relatedness.
Ready-to-use nuclear arms leave states vulnerable to accidental nuclear strikes, while insecurely stored stockpiles could potentially be targeted and stolen by terrorists," the group was reported by (http://rt.
Insecurely attached individuals tend to form symbiotic relationships in which they merge, or fuse, with their partner to soothe their unconscious attachment trauma.