Simple Definition of insecure
: not confident about yourself or your ability to do things well : nervous and uncomfortable
: not certain to continue or be successful for a long time
: not locked or well protected
Full Definition of insecure
1 : not confident or sure : uncertain <feeling somewhat insecure of his reception>
2 : not adequately guarded or sustained : unsafe <an insecure investment>
3 : not firmly fastened or fixed : shaky <the hinge is loose and insecure>
4 a : not highly stable or well-adjusted <an insecure marriage> b : deficient in assurance : beset by fear and anxiety <always felt insecure in a group of strangers>
Examples of insecure
I feel shy and insecure around strangers.
One of the building's rear doors was insecure.
The country's borders remain insecure.
Origin of insecure
Medieval Latin insecurus, from Latin in- + securus secure
First Known Use: 1649
Rhymes with insecure
amateur, aperture, armature, blackamoor, carrefour, carte du jour, coinsure, commissure, confiture, connoisseur, coverture, curvature, cynosure, embouchure, epicure, filature, forfeiture, garniture, geniture, green-manure, haute couture, immature, ligature, manicure, overture, paramour, pedicure, plat du jour, portraiture, prelature, premature, quadrature, reassure, Reaumur, reinsure, saboteur, sepulture, sequitur, signature, simon-pure, sinecure, soup du jour, tablature, temperature, to be sure, troubadour, white amur, Yom Kippur
Medical Definition of insecure
: characterized by or causing emotional insecurity <an insecure childhood>
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