insecure

insecure
adjective
1) (unsafe) unsicher
2) (not firm, liable to give way) nicht sicher
3) (Psych.) unsicher

feel insecure — sich nicht sicher fühlen

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[insi'kjuə]
adjective
1) (unsure of oneself or lacking confidence: Whenever he was in a crowd of people he felt anxious and insecure.) unsicher
2) (not safe or firmly fixed: This chair-leg is insecure; an insecure lock.) unsicher
- academic.ru/88253/insecurely">insecurely
- insecurity
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in·se·cure
[ˌɪnsɪˈkjʊəʳ, AM -ˈkjʊr]
adj
1. (lacking confidence) unsicher
to feel \insecure about sth sich akk in etw dat nicht sicher fühlen; (stronger) an etw dat zweifeln
2. (precarious) instabil, unsicher
an \insecure future eine unsichere Zukunft
3. (not fixed securely) nicht fest, nicht sicher; (unsafe) unstabil
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["Insɪ'kjʊə(r)]
adj
1) (= uncertain, unsafe) unsicher

insecure future — ungesicherte Zukunft

if they feel insecure in their jobs — wenn sie sich in ihrem Arbeitsplatz nicht sicher fühlen

2) (= loose) load, ladder ungesichert
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insecure [ˌınsıˈkjʊə(r)] adj (adv insecurely)
1. ungesichert, nicht fest
2. fig unsicher:
a) ungesichert, riskant (Investition etc)
b) gefährdet:
their marriage was insecure from the very beginning
c) nicht selbstsicher:
feel insecure sich unsicher fühlen
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adjective
1) (unsafe) unsicher
2) (not firm, liable to give way) nicht sicher
3) (Psych.) unsicher

feel insecure — sich nicht sicher fühlen

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adj.
unsicher adj.

English-german dictionary. 2013.

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