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Synonyms for insecure
ˌɪn sɪˈkyʊərin·se·cure

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Wiktionary4.0 / 2 votes

  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.

    confident, self-confident

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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.

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

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

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 1 vote

  1. insecureadjective

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

    "the hinge is insecure"


    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"

    unsafe, dangerous

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

  3. insecureadjective

    lacking self-confidence or assurance

    "an insecure person lacking mental stability"


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

  4. insecure, unsafeadjective

    not safe from attack

    unsafe, dangerous

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

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. in the firing line

    Submitted by acronimous on January 11, 2018  
  2. no confidenceadjective

    having no confidence is when you don’t feel sure about something, someone, or yourself’s ideas, thoughts, actions, or words.

    the girl had no confidence when she didn’t stand up to the bully.

    Submitted by anonymous on January 28, 2023  

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. insecureadjective

    uncertain, not sure, not confident

  2. insecureadjective

    unsafe, unprotected, exposed, dangerous, hazardous, perilous

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. insecureadjective

    risky, unsafe, precarious, rickety, unstable, dangerous

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  1. Lawrence Kubie:

    Today's family is built like a pyramid with all the intrafamilial rivalries, tensions, jealousies, angers, hatreds, loves and needs focused on the untrained, vulnerable, insecure, young, inexperienced and incompetent parental apex ... about whose incompetence our vaunted educational system does nothing.

  2. 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.

  3. Ajayi Jones:

    I think' Insecure' peer-pressured other people to step up their game, i don't think we'll know the true depth of' Insecure'' s impact for a while.

  4. Piero Ferrucci:

    Eliminate something superfluous from your life. Break a habit. Do something that makes you feel insecure.

  5. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:

    Security in the Persian Gulf is in the interests of everyone... If it is insecure, it will be insecure for all.

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