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Definition of "insecure" []

  • Not sure or certain; doubtful: unemployed and facing an insecure future. (adjective)
  • Inadequately guarded or protected; unsafe: A shortage of military police made the air base insecure. (adjective)
  • Not firm or fixed; unsteady: an insecure foothold. (adjective)
  • Lacking stability; troubled: an insecure relationship. (adjective)
  • Lacking self-confidence; plagued by anxiety: had always felt insecure at parties. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "insecure" in a sentence
  • "Lets elaborate on the word insecure, that is something I never used to be."
  • "Jamat to boycott Hurriyat faction's programmes journalists have expressed deep anguish over what they described as insecure conditions for the"
  • "In a sudden change in its plan on inviting Kashmiri separatists to Pakistan has withdrawn its invite to four separatist leaders for a visit to the country and restricted journalists have expressed deep anguish over what they described as insecure conditions for the"