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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Insecure  \In`se*cure"\,  a. 
  1.  Not  secure;  not  confident  of  safety  or  permanence; 
  distrustful;  suspicious;  apprehensive  of  danger  or  loss 
 
  With  sorrow  and  insecure  apprehensions.  --Jer. 
  Taylor. 
 
  2.  Not  effectually  guarded,  protected,  or  sustained;  unsafe; 
  unstable;  exposed  to  danger  or  loss  --Bp.  Hurg. 
 
  The  trade  with  Egypt  was  exceedingly  insecure  and 
  precarious.  --Mickle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  insecure 
  adj  1:  not  firm  or  firmly  fixed;  likely  to  fail  or  give  way  "the 
  hinge  is  insecure"  [ant:  {secure}] 
  2:  lacking  in  security  or  safety;  "his  fortune  was  increasingly 
  insecure";  "an  insecure  future"  [syn:  {unsafe}]  [ant:  {secure}] 
  3:  lacking  self-confidence  or  assurance;  "an  insecure  person 
  lacking  mental  [ant:  {secure}] 
  4:  not  safe  from  attack  [syn:  {unsafe}] 
  5:  not  financially  safe  or  secure;  "a  bad  investment";  "high 
  risk  investments";  "anything  that  promises  to  pay  too  much 
  can't  help  being  risky";  "speculative  business 
  enterprises"  [syn:  {bad},  {risky},  {high-risk},  {speculative}] 




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