An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (not confident)
a. inseguro
She was insecure about her skill level and didn't apply to the position.Se sentía insegura en cuanto a sus capacidades y no solicitó el puesto.
2. (not firm)
a. poco seguro
This ladder seems insecure. Maybe you shouldn't use it.Esta escalera parece poco segura. Tal vez no deberías usarla.
3. (unsafe)
a. inseguro
Your house is very insecure because you don't have an alarm system.Tu casa es muy insegura porque no tiene un sistema de alarma.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (person)
a. inseguro(a)
2. (nail, scaffolding)
a. poco seguro(a)
insecure [ˌɪnsɪˈkjʊəʳ]
1 (not confident) inseguro
to feel insecure sentirse inseguro; he feels insecure about their relationship se siente inseguro acerca de su relación; she feels insecure about sharing her flat with somebody else le preocupa la idea de compartir el piso con otra persona
he feels insecure about his managerial abilities
she is insecure about her performance as a mother duda de su habilidad como madre
2 (not secure) [+job, position] poco seguro
the hospital faces an insecure future el hospital se enfrenta a un futuro incierto or poco seguro; their lives are insecure hay mucha inseguridad en sus vidas
his position in the company is very insecure
3 (not safe) [+country, area, building] poco seguro; [+situation] inestable
4 (not firm) [+door, ladder, load] poco seguro
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