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insecure

[in-si-kyoo r] /ˌɪn sɪˈkyʊər/
adjective
1.
subject to fears, doubts, etc.; not self-confident or assured:
an insecure person.
2.
not confident or certain; uneasy; anxious:
He was insecure about the examination.
3.
not secure; exposed or liable to risk, loss, or danger:
an insecure stock portfolio.
4.
not firmly or reliably placed or fastened:
an insecure ladder.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Medieval Latin insēcūrus. See in-3, secure
Related forms
insecurely, adverb
insecureness, noun
Synonyms
3. risky. See uncertain.
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British Dictionary definitions for insecurest

insecure

/ˌɪnsɪˈkjʊə/
adjective
1.
anxious or afraid; not confident or certain
2.
not adequately protected an insecure fortress
3.
unstable or shaky
Derived Forms
insecurely, adverb
insecureness, noun
insecurity, noun
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Word Origin and History for insecurest
insecure
1649, "unsafe," from M.L. insecurus, from in- "not" + L. securus (see secure). Psychological sense dates from 1935; insecurity in this sense dates from 1917.
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insecurest in Medicine

insecure in·se·cure (ĭn'sĭ-kyur')
adj.

  1. Lacking emotional stability; not well-adjusted.

  2. Lacking self-confidence; plagued by anxiety.


in'se·cu'ri·ty (-kyur'ĭ-tē) n.
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