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Not adequately protected against attacks
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“Due to the massive existing vulnerabilities in mobile ad-hoc networks, they may be insecure against attacks by malicious nodes.”
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Tending to shake or wobble from being unstable
“The buses banned immediately were found to have defective brakes, air leaks, as well as insecure doors and seats.”
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Not securely or tightly tied or fastened
“Five rungs up, the ladder dipped alarmingly, and he clung to the insecure rope as if it would do an iota of good.”
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Fragile, not strong or solidly built
“By turning over major decision-making to others, he insulated his more fragile and insecure ego from responsibility and shame.”
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Risky or hazardous due, especially due to uncertainty
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“There can be little doubt that logically the middle position is a very insecure proposition, given the context of reasoning from which it emerges.”
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Showing or feeling uncertainty or anxiety about something
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“When this feeling is not understood and properly managed, he finds himself feeling insecure about many things.”
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Characterized by, or tending to cause, agitation or anxiety
“It, therefore, does not propose to withdraw its troops until the present tense and insecure situation has been alleviated.”
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Timid in nature, lacking in general self-confidence
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“In these early letters, McKay emerges as an insecure young man enamored with a young woman back home.”
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Displaying, or characterized by, jealousy or a lack of trust
“As a father does not feel insecure about his son's success, so also a husband should not feel insecure about his wife's success.”
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In a state of disrepair
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Not completely confident or sure of something
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Unreasonably or obsessively anxious, suspicious, or mistrustful
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Clingy or anxious
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Frail, sickly, or of a delicate constitution
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