Definitions for insecure
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word insecure.
not firm or firmly fixed; likely to fail or give way
"the hinge is insecure"
lacking in security or safety
"his fortune was increasingly insecure"; "an insecure future"
lacking self-confidence or assurance
"an insecure person lacking mental stability"
not safe from attack
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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: in and secure.
He is liable to a great many inconveniences every moment of his life, and is continually insecure not only of the good things of this life, but even of life itself. John Tillotson, Serm.
Insecure generally refers to a lack of confidence, stability, or assurance in oneself, one's abilities, or one's relationships. It can also refer to feeling vulnerable, uncertain, or anxious about one's worth, appearance, or position in the world. Insecurity may manifest in various ways, including self-doubt, seeking constant validation from others, feeling jealous or threatened by others, or having difficulty trusting others.
not secure; not confident of safety or permanence; distrustful; suspicious; apprehensive of danger or loss
not effectually guarded, protected, or sustained; unsafe; unstable; exposed to danger or loss
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-se-kūr′, adj. apprehensive of danger or loss: exposed to danger or loss: uncertain.—adv. Insecure′ly.—n. Insecur′ity.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
Not effectually guarded or protected; unsafe; exposed to danger or loss.
The numerical value of insecure in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of insecure in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Civilization requires slaves. Human slavery is wrong, insecure, and demoralizing. On mechanical slavery, on the slavery of the machine, the future of the world depends.
At sixteen I was stupid, confused, insecure and indecisive. At twenty-five I was wise, self- confident, prepossessing and assertive. At forty-five I am stupid, confused, insecure and indecisive. Who would have supposed that maturity is only a short break in adolescence?
Security in the Persian Gulf is in the interests of everyone... If it is insecure, it will be insecure for all.
Initial indications were that 1.5 million people were food-insecure with all the 60 rural districts being affected, overall, the food-insecure population has since risen to 2.44 million -- 26% of the population.
Eliminate something superfluous from your life. Break a habit. Do something that makes you feel insecure.
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- insegurCatalan, Valencian
- utryg, usikkerDanish
- epävarma, turvaton, epäluotettavaFinnish
- inquiet, inconfortableFrench
- anksyeuHaitian Creole
- insicuro, malsicuroItalian
- tītengi, pānekenekeMāori
- niebezpieczny, niepewnyPolish
- небезопа́сный, неуве́ренный, ненадёжный, опа́сныйRussian
- emniyetsiz, güvensiz, tehlikedeTurkish
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