Synonyms of insecure in English:



  • 1 a gauche, rather insecure young man
    unconfident, lacking confidence, lacking self-confidence, not self-assured, diffident, self-effacing, self-conscious, unforthcoming, uncertain, unsure, doubtful, self-doubting, hesitant, unassertive, retiring, shrinking, shy, timid, timorous, meek, passive, inhibited, introverted;
    anxious, fearful, apprehensive, worried, ill at ease
    informal mousy
    [Antonyms] confident
  • 2 burglars can gain access through insecure doors and windows
    [Antonyms] secure
  • 3 an insecure footbridge
    unstable, unsecured, loose, rickety, rocky, wobbly, shaky, unsteady, precarious;
    informal jerry-built, teetery
    British informal wonky, dicky, dodgy
    [Antonyms] secure, stable
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