Definition of insecure
- feeling somewhat insecure of his reception
- an insecure investment
- the hinge is loose and insecure
- an insecure marriage
- always felt insecure in a group of strangers
I feel shy and insecure around strangers.
One of the building's rear doors was insecure.
The country's borders remain insecure.
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First Known Use: 1649See Words from the same year
keyed up, on edge, on pins and needles, on tenterhooks;
: 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
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