unassured


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unassured

(ˌʌnəˈʃʊəd)
adj
1. not trustworthy
2. lacking confidence or assurance; insecure
3. insurance not safe from loss; uninsured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unassured - lacking boldness or confidenceunassured - lacking boldness or confidence  
insecure - lacking self-confidence or assurance; "an insecure person lacking mental stability"
References in classic literature ?
But once, the mood was on him too deep for common regardings; and as with heavy, lumber-like pace he was measuring the ship from taffrail to mainmast, Stubb, the odd second mate, came up from below, and with a certain unassured, deprecating humorousness, hinted that if Captain Ahab was pleased to walk the planks, then, no one could say nay; but there might be some way of muffling the noise; hinting something indistinctly and hesitatingly about a globe of tow, and the insertion into it, of the ivory heel.
I would ask her, and she would say from someone campaigning, the name unimportant, her vote equally unassured.
We addressed an axis of the intimate realm of the experience with endometriosis that concerns the dialogue between the treatment/pilgrimage symbols, named by one of the interviewed as endometriosis kit, uncovering the violence of unassured public service and the specific situations of institutional violence.
Similar to Stoneman, Thursday is awkward when his daughter goes to hug him, and he acts stiff and unassured.
While a 1-day HBB training programme may result in skills enhancement of birth attendants, its translation into clinical practice is unassured.
Their heroes, Noah Ackerman in The Young Lions for example, wimpy, unassured and conflicted both as a Jew and a soldier, are walking stereotypes, and even with Shaw's attempts to present his Jewish soldiers as John Wayne's with sidelocks, they seem a sad and disappointed group.
White people with pseudo-independence status attitudes may feel frustrated over trying to fit in with Whites and people of color and may feel subsequently disappointed and unassured when neither group accepts them.
The inevitably incomplete contracts (Grossman & Hart, 1986) leave managers with significant control and investors unassured that managers will not invest in projects with private, nonpecuniary benefits but low expected shareholder payoffs (Aghion & Bolton, 1992).