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insecure

view main entry for insecureadjective  /ˌɪnsɪˈkjʊə(r)/
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derived words

insecurely

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insecurity

  /ˌɪnsɪˈkjʊərəti/  noun [countable/uncountable]
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insecurityinsecurities British English pronunciation: insecurityClick to listen to the pronunciation of insecure /ˌɪnsɪˈkjʊərəti/  noun [countable/uncountable]Inflectionssingularinsecuritypluralinsecuritiesfinancial insecurityTom suffered from many insecurities.Dangerous or exciting situations: danger, crisis, emergency, adventure, escapade, minefield, havoc, precipice, a near thing, a matter of life and deathUncertainty and being uncertain: uncertainty, doubt, reservation, question, reserve, scepticism, a question mark over something, grey area, doubt yourselfNot confident or shy and easily embarrassed: shy, uncertain, retiring, insecure, timid, inhibited, tentative, lost, unsure of yourself, ill at ease

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