[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.
With sorrow and insecure apprehensions. --Jer.
2. Not effectually guarded, protected, or sustained; unsafe;
unstable; exposed to danger or loss. --Bp. Hurg.
The trade with Egypt was exceedingly insecure and
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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]
3: lacking self-confidence or assurance; "an insecure person
lacking mental stability" [ant: secure, unafraid,
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,