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>
4a : 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>
insecurityplay \ˌin-si-ˈkyu̇r-ə-tē\ noun
Examples of insecure in a sentence
I feel shy and insecure around strangers.
One of the building's rear doors was insecure.
The country's borders remain insecure.
Origin and Etymology of insecure
Medieval Latin insecurus, from Latin in- + securus secure
First Known Use: 1649
INSECURE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of insecure for English Language Learners
: 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
INSECURE Defined for Kids
Definition of insecure for Students
1 : not safe or secure <insecure property>
2 : not confident <He's insecure about his talents.>
Legal Definition of insecure
: having a good faith belief that the prospect of receiving payment or performance from a party with whom one has contracted is impaired
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