What does insecure mean?

Definitions for insecure
ˌɪn sɪˈkyʊərin·se·cure

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insecureadjective

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

    "the hinge is insecure"

  2. insecure, unsafeadjective

    lacking in security or safety

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

  3. insecureadjective

    lacking self-confidence or assurance

    "an insecure person lacking mental stability"

  4. insecure, unsafeadjective

    not safe from attack


  1. insecureadjective

    Not secure.

  2. insecureadjective

    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

  1. Insecureadjective

    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.


  1. insecure

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insecureadjective

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

  2. Insecureadjective

    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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. insecure

    Not effectually guarded or protected; unsafe; exposed to danger or loss.

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  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

Examples of insecure in a Sentence

  1. Danny Bediako:

    People are feeling insecure to even go into public spaces and hold meetings for their organizations. Some people have stopped their support entirely.

  2. Jeb Bush:

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

  3. Burcu Gultekin Punsmann:

    Turkey is still too young and too insecure to rewrite its history and question the events unfolding at the establishment of the republic.

  4. Nicole Tisdale:

    If something small happens, it will feed into the mania and chaos, and all of a sudden people will think all the elections are completely insecure, it's not about fixing a small problem so that it doesn't become a bigger problem. It's about what happens when folks feel there's been any leak in the boat, and folks thinking that the whole thing could sink.

  5. Ian Rodgers:

    For children ... being out of school for months or years, dealing with the acute tension and anxiety at home, as well as separation from friends and relatives, daily discrimination, child labour, early marriage, and living in insecure, poor parts of cities or towns, has a serious and profound impact on their mental and physical health.

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