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Synonyms for insecure
ˌɪn sɪˈkyʊərin·se·cure

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Wiktionary

  1. insecureadjective

    Not comfortable or confident in oneself or in certain situations.

    He's a nice guy and all, but seems to be rather insecure around other people.

    Antonyms:
    confident, self-confident

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. insecure

    Uncertain is applied to things that human knowledge can not certainly determine or that human power can not certainly control; precarious originally meant dependent on the will of another, and now, by extension of meaning, dependent on chance or hazard, with manifest unfavorable possibility verging toward probability; as, one holds office by a precarious tenure, or land by a precarious title; the strong man's hold on life is uncertain, the invalid's is precarious.

    Synonyms:
    doubtful, dubious, equivocal, hazardous, perilous, precarious, risky, unassured, uncertain, unsettled, unstable, unsteady

    Antonyms:
    actual, assured, certain, firm, immutable, incontestable, infallible, real, settled, stable, steady, strong, sure, undeniable, undoubted, unquestionable

Princeton's WordNet

  1. insecureadjective

    not firm or firmly fixed; likely to fail or give way

    "the hinge is insecure"

    Synonyms:
    unsafe

    Antonyms:
    tight, secure, sure, steady, firm, assured, unafraid, untroubled, invulnerable, fail-safe

  2. insecure, unsafeadjective

    lacking in security or safety

    "his fortune was increasingly insecure"; "an insecure future"

    Synonyms:
    unsafe, dangerous

    Antonyms:
    fail-safe, sure, secure, firm, invulnerable, untroubled, unafraid, assured, steady, tight

  3. insecureadjective

    lacking self-confidence or assurance

    "an insecure person lacking mental stability"

    Synonyms:
    unsafe

    Antonyms:
    assured, fail-safe, sure, firm, steady, secure, unafraid, invulnerable, untroubled, tight

  4. insecure, unsafeadjective

    not safe from attack

    Synonyms:
    unsafe, dangerous

    Antonyms:
    secure, assured, invulnerable, fail-safe, firm, steady, tight, sure, unafraid, untroubled

Editors Contribution

  1. in the firing line

    Submitted by acronimous on January 11, 2018  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. insecureadjective

    Synonyms:
    uncertain, not sure, not confident

  2. insecureadjective

    Synonyms:
    unsafe, unprotected, exposed, dangerous, hazardous, perilous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. insecureadjective

    Synonyms:
    risky, unsafe, precarious, rickety, unstable, dangerous

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How to use insecure in a sentence?

  1. Peter Yeo:

    When families feel insecure, it leads to situations where they either migrate or you end up with kids who are separated from their families, young men leaving home at an early age, it's a toxic soup for luring young people into violent extremism and UNFPA's work is a core element in reducing that toxic soup.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. The higher the ego, pride, vanity, the more insecure a person feels, it seems to him that he becomes smaller and tries to rise. 2. The saints will die out; only the most sinful will survive in natural selection. 3. Love is an interdimensional chrono-connection that has a quantum thread of memories between lives extending into the infinity of eternity. No matter what the timing of life, love never dies to the end. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Walter Lippmann:

    Successful ... politicians are insecure and intimidated men. They advance politically only as they placate, appease, bribe, seduce, bamboozle or otherwise manage to manipulate the demanding and threatening elements in their constituencies.

  4. Frieda Fromm-Reichmann:

    The need of an insecure psychiatrist to draw security from a virtuous adjustment to the conventionalities of his time and from a quest for approval from "the good and the great" may turn out to be another agent interfering with his ability to listen in a therapeutically valid fashion. This type of dependence gives rise to the danger that the psychiatrist may consider the changeable man-made standards of the society in which he lives to be eternal values to which he and his patients must conform.

  5. Public Works Minister:

    Initial indications were that 1.5 million people were food-insecure with all the 60 rural districts being affected, overall, the food-insecure population has since risen to 2.44 million -- 26% of the population.

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