insecure insecure  /ˈɪn sək jər/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) not firm or firmly fixed; likely to fail or give way
  2. (adj) lacking in security or safety
  3. (adj) lacking self-confidence or assurance
  4. (adj) not safe from attack

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  1. But not every employee in insecure industries has such a gloomy view, Burchell says.
  2. But not every employee in insecure industries has such a gloomy view, Burchell says.
  3. The five body types range from sleek nymphets to one whose upper deck would make Anna Nicole Smith insecure.

News

  1. African-American Families More Affected by Food Insecurity

    Thirty-two percent of Black children face hunger. While on one hand this country suffers from an obesity epidemic, it’s also important to point out that 50 million Americans are food insecure — lacking the means to buy groceries and feed their families healthy meals.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: BET.com

  2. New Mexico Ranks Highest For Childhood Hunger

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Southwest has some of the highest rates of childhood hunger in the country. That's according to a new study that says New Mexico is the most food insecure state in the nation.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: KPBS San Diego

  3. Community Plates’ Go Rescue Technology, Powered by WhenToManage, Wins 2013 Computerworld Honors Program “21st Century ...

    Community Plates’ game-changing technology helps rescue millions of meals for food-insecure Americans. (PRWeb June 10, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10808612.htm
    on June 10, 2013     Source: PRWeb

Quotes

  1. Benazir mentioned, "I have been made to feel insecure by his (Musharraf's) minions," that specific improvements had not been made to her security arrangements, and that the president was responsible.
    on May 23, 2008 By: Benazir Bhutto Source: The News - International

  2. "While today people are anxious and feel insecure, over the next two decades our world economy will double in size," Mr. Brown said. "Twice as many opportunities for business, twice as much prosperity and the biggest expansion of middle-class...
    on Mar 4, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: New York Times

  3. Karzai called Pakistan a "brother government" and "friend," but he also urged it to "act against those elements that are making Pakistan and Afghanistan insecure."
    on Jun 15, 2008 By: Hamid Karzai Source: FOXNews

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