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adjective insecure pronunciation in American English /ˌɪnsəˈkjʊr/
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  1. 1
    not confident about yourself
    Jerry felt very insecure when he started at his new school.
    insecure about: She’s always been very insecure about the way she looks.
  2. 2
    capable of being lost or taken from you at any time
    With the downturn in the market their jobs have become very insecure.
  3. 3
    able to be entered by force, or not well protected or firmly locked
    In 90% of burglaries, access is through insecure doors and windows.

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 insecure pronunciation in American English /ˌɪnsəˈkjʊrəti/ noun [countable/uncountable]
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financial insecurity
Tom suffered from many insecurities.


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