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insecure

adjective (NOT CONFIDENT)    /ˌɪn.sɪˈkjʊər/ US  /-ˈkjʊr/
C1 Insecure people have little confidence and are uncertain about their own abilities or if other people really like them: I wonder what it was about her upbringing that made her so insecure. He still feels insecure about his ability to do the job.Doubt and ambivalenceHesitating insecurely     /-li/ adverb The shelves were insecurely fastened and fell to the floor.Unsafe and insecure insecurity     /-ˈkjʊə.rɪ.ti/ US  /-ˈkjʊr.ə.t̬i/ noun [C or U] C2 a sense/feeling of insecurity She had developed an outgoing personality to mask her deep insecurities. financial insecurityDoubt and ambivalenceHesitating
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