What does insecure mean?

Definitions for insecureˌɪn sɪˈkyʊər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word insecure.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. insecure(adj)

    not firm or firmly fixed; likely to fail or give way

    "the hinge is insecure"

  2. insecure, unsafe(adj)

    lacking in security or safety

    "his fortune was increasingly insecure"; "an insecure future"

  3. insecure(adj)

    lacking self-confidence or assurance

    "an insecure person lacking mental stability"

  4. insecure, unsafe(adj)

    not safe from attack


  1. insecure(Adjective)

    Not secure.

  2. insecure(Adjective)

    Not comfortable or confident in oneself or in certain situations.

    He's a nice guy and all, but seems to be rather insecure around other people.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insecure(adj)

    not secure; not confident of safety or permanence; distrustful; suspicious; apprehensive of danger or loss

  2. Insecure(adj)

    not effectually guarded, protected, or sustained; unsafe; unstable; exposed to danger or loss

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Insecure

    in-se-kūr′, adj. apprehensive of danger or loss: exposed to danger or loss: uncertain.—adv. Insecure′ly.—n. Insecur′ity.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insecure in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insecure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cynthia Powell in 1939:

    John was always insecure.

  2. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    Confident sheep overcome insecure wolves.

  3. Aamir Lakhani:

    99 percent secure is 100 percent insecure.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    He's not the strong horse. He's insecure and he's weak.

  5. Alexander McFadzean:

    They've gone from one extreme to another. It went all the way from insecure to very secure.

Images & Illustrations of insecure

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