- subject to fears, doubts, etc.; not self-confident or assured: an insecure person.
- not confident or certain; uneasy; anxious: He was insecure about the examination.
- not secure; exposed or liable to risk, loss, or danger: an insecure stock portfolio.
- not firmly or reliably placed or fastened: an insecure ladder.
Origin of insecure
Synonyms for insecure
Examples from the Web for insecurely
Contemporary Examples of insecurely
Those who feel mom was only sometimes or never available are insecurely attached.How Moms Make a Difference
May 7, 2011
Historical Examples of insecurely
He was carrying, insecurely, a jug of poppy-head and camomile, which had been prescribed as a lotion.The Manxman
Either the gate had been insecurely fastened or else the latch had been broken.Ticktock and Jim
The cover at one end was insecurely fastened and was blown off.Records of Steam Boiler Explosions
Edward Bindon Marten
The door, insecurely shut, could not withstand the eighty-pound impact.Lad: A Dog
Albert Payson Terhune
When the insecurely fastened log had crept out five inches, it took just one more vigorous cast to finish the business.The Cinder Pond
Carroll Watson Rankin
- anxious or afraid; not confident or certain
- not adequately protectedan insecure fortress
- unstable or shaky
- Lacking emotional stability; not well-adjusted.
- Lacking self-confidence; plagued by anxiety.