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OTHER WORDS FROM insecurein·se·cure·ly, adverbin·se·cure·ness, noun
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MORE ABOUT INSECURE
What does insecure mean?
Insecure means subject to fears and doubt, as in Sally was such an insecure person that she didn’t believe she did anything well, even when she got A’s on her tests.
Insecure can also mean anxious or uneasy, as in Tom was insecure about his chances for a promotion, worrying about it so much that he couldn’t sleep at night.
Insecure can mean not secure, that is, exposed to danger or risk. A safe with a broken lock would be an insecure safe. Anyone could open the safe and take what was inside.
Lastly, insecure can refer to something that is not firmly placed or fastened, as with a fire escape that is not completely fastened to a building.
Example: The bankrobbers easily broke into the insecure vault and escaped with all of the money.
Where does insecure come from?
The first records of the word insecure come from around 1640. It comes from the Medieval Latin word insēcūrus, which combines the negative prefix in- and the word secure, meaning “safe.”
When we’re talking about objects, we use insecure to mean the object lacks security (like your bank account) or is unstable (as in a ladder). Insecure, like the word uncertain, is used to describe something as risky or unpredictable. The word insecure often implies that the thing is likely to fail or come to harm.
When we use the word insecure to describe people, we often mean people who lack self-confidence or who need validation. Interestingly, some mental health experts argue that social media has made many more people feel insecure because of the amount of criticism they receive online or because they are constantly comparing themselves to others.
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What are some other forms related to insecure?
- insecurely (adverb)
- insecureness (noun)
- insecurity (noun)
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How is insecure used in real life?
Insecure is a common word. Social media often makes people feel extremely insecure.
i can’t believe girls stay with boyfriends who make them feel insecure, he’s supposed to be your #1 fan or he’s weird
— Michelle Caroline (@michcarolinelo) October 30, 2020
An insecure person always looks for a fight. When there’s no one left to fight, they fight themselves.
— Jay Jordan (@misterjayjordan) October 26, 2020
Ahhh yes, another night of me feeling insecure and feeling like I am not good enough
— marty mcfly williams (@talisaxrose) October 28, 2020
Try using insecure!
Which of the following words would NOT be a synonym of insecure?
How to use insecure in a sentence
The spread of Covid-19 among housing-insecure and homeless populations didn’t stay there — it affected entire communities through increased transmission rates and strained hospital resources.Covid-19 caused a recession. So why did the housing market boom?|Jerusalem Demsas|February 5, 2021|Vox
The proceeds will support grants for nonprofits in the community, programming at the Nationals Youth Baseball Academy and meals for food-insecure residents.Meet the Nats fan who won team’s World Series ring raffle — and received his prize on the field|Scott Allen|January 19, 2021|Washington Post
Raising awareness about Meals on Wheels and lonely and food insecure seniors is, because “the whole world loves it when you’re in the news.”Outkast’s André 3000 shines a light on food insecurity for the elderly with a quick lil’ apple pie|Aaron Hutcherson|December 18, 2020|Washington Post
You can’t just look at a person and know whether or not they’re food insecure.‘What we’ve seen since covid has been a precipitous increase in need,’ says Feeding America CEO|KK Ottesen|November 10, 2020|Washington Post
Broad Street Ministry, a church in the heart of the city known for its social service work, serves as the mailing address for about 3,000 people who are homeless or housing insecure.Pennsylvania’s New Vote-by-Mail Law Expands Access for Everyone Except the Poor|by Jonathan Lai, Samantha Melamed and Michaelle Bond, The Philadelphia Inquirer|October 22, 2020|ProPublica
“The bigger issue is that vendors are not held accountable for writing insecure code,” says researcher Rios.How Your Pacemaker Will Get Hacked|Kaiser Health News|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With its eastern borders under siege from Russia, Ukrainians feel cornered and insecure.The Great Wall of Ukraine|Vijai Maheshwari|October 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I was horribly insecure, horribly shy, always feeling ugly and weak.Jim Norton And His Many Vices|Lloyd Grove|July 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If they do, the jobs are low-level, part-time, temporary, insecure, and require supplementing with freelancing.How to Get Laid in Brooklyn a la Adelle Waldman’s Nifty Novel of Manners|Tom LeClair|July 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We live in a society where there are girls who are in love with theirself and flaunt it but the majority are insecure,” says one.Cara Delevingne Posts Protest Picture Of Her Boob (With Taped-Out Nipple)|Tom Sykes|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So the ladder, a rather rotten and insecure one, was obtained, and after some difficulty placed against the wall.The Doctor of Pimlico|William Le Queux
Such conjectures would always be insecure, and often erroneous.A System of Logic: Ratiocinative and Inductive|John Stuart Mill
He swung up, breaking off the more insecure boughs, and was of the belief that we could get across in that way.The Way of a Man|Emerson Hough
This fault must be corrected immediately, as it renders his gait not only uncomfortable to the rider, but very insecure.Horsemanship for Women|Theodore Hoe Mead
There is no such inefficiency in the government as makes the lives of Turkish subjects always insecure and travel dangerous.Silver Chimes in Syria|W. S. Nelson