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Wordnet 3.0


1. not firm or firmly fixed; likely to fail or give way;
- Example: "the hinge is insecure"

2. lacking in security or safety;
- Example: "his fortune was increasingly insecure"
- Example: "an insecure future"
[syn: insecure, unsafe]

3. lacking self-confidence or assurance;
- Example: "an insecure person lacking mental stability"

4. not safe from attack;
[syn: insecure, unsafe]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Insecure \In`se*cure"\, a. 1. Not secure; not confident of safety or permanence; distrustful; suspicious; apprehensive of danger or loss. [1913 Webster] With sorrow and insecure apprehensions. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. Not effectually guarded, protected, or sustained; unsafe; unstable; exposed to danger or loss. --Bp. Hurg. [1913 Webster] The trade with Egypt was exceedingly insecure and precarious. --Mickle. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

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: insecure, unsafe] [ant: secure] 3: lacking self-confidence or assurance; "an insecure person lacking mental stability" [ant: secure, unafraid, untroubled] 4: not safe from attack [syn: insecure, unsafe]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

70 Moby Thesaurus words for "insecure": afraid, anxious, apprehensive, dangerous, desultory, dickey, disconcerted, doubtful, dubious, exposed, fearful, flimsy, fluctuant, frail, hazardous, hesitant, in suspense, infirm, insubstantial, jumpy, nervous, open, perilous, precarious, provisional, questioning, rickety, risky, rocky, rootless, shaky, shifting, shifty, slippery, temporary, tentative, ticklish, tottery, treacherous, unassured, uncertain, uncomfortable, unconfident, undefended, undependable, unfaithworthy, unguarded, unhealthy, unnerved, unpredictable, unprotected, unreliable, unsafe, unselfassured, unselfconfident, unselfreliant, unsolid, unsound, unstable, unsteadfast, unsteady, unsubstantial, unsure, untrustworthy, vacillating, vulnerable, wavering, weak, wobbly, worried