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Dictionary Definition

insecure adj
1 not firm or firmly fixed; likely to fail or give way; "the hinge is insecure" [ant: secure]
2 lacking in security or safety; "his fortune was increasingly insecure"; "an insecure future" [syn: unsafe] [ant: secure]
3 lacking self-confidence or assurance; "an insecure person lacking mental stability" [ant: secure]
4 not safe from attack [syn: unsafe]
5 not financially safe or secure; "a bad investment"; "high risk investments"; "anything that promises to pay too much can't help being risky"; "speculative business enterprises" [syn: bad, risky, high-risk, speculative]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. Not secure.
  2. Not comfortable in certain situations.
    He's a nice guy and all, but seems to be rather insecure around other people.

Derived terms


not secure
not comfortable in certain situations

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