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.
/ˌɪnsɪˈkjʊə/
adjective
1.
anxious or afraid; not confident or certain
2.
not adequately protected: an insecure fortress
3.
unstable or shaky
adj.

1640s, “unsafe,” from Medieval Latin insecurus, from in- “not” (see in- (1)) + Latin securus (see secure). Psychological sense dates from 1935; insecurity in this sense dates from 1917. Related: Insecurely.

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

in’se·cu’ri·ty (-kyur’ĭ-tē) n.

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