What is the opposite of secure?

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Adjective
Opposite of fixed or tied firmly in position
“The menu must have been placed in a precarious position because the sign moved to and fro as the men tried to make an order.”
Adjective
Opposite of certain to remain safe and unthreatened
“The almshouse was, therefore, a socially stigmatizing option as well as an unsafe setting for childbirth, because of the high risk of infection.”
Adjective
Opposite of safe, dependable, and free from any doubt
“Our children face an uncertain future filled with evils I never had to face as a child and young adult.”
Adjective
Opposite of having confidence or assurance in one's own being
“I was an insecure kid who only wanted his father's approval.”
Adjective
(of a door or opening) Opposite of closed and protected against unauthorized entry
“He shuffled over to open the shutters and found that they and the windows were unlocked.”
Adjective
Opposite of strengthened or made secure against attack
Adjective
Opposite of too powerful to be defeated or overcome
Adjective
Opposite of of good financial standing
“The directors failed to prevent their company from incurring debt when their business became insolvent.”
Adjective
Opposite of persisting for an extended period of time
Adjective
Opposite of able to be depended or relied on
“Peter is an unreliable worker, and cannot be depended on to work autonomously from the team.”
Adjective
Opposite of made certain and protected against discontinuance or change
Adjective
Opposite of firm, strong, or substantial
“From years of decay, the columns holding the structure together appear to be fragile.”
Adjective
Opposite of being such by habit, long-established, and not likely to change
Adjective
Opposite of shielded and protected from harm, damage or danger
“Grumbling, Jocelyn quickly slipped through the window into an empty water closet, keeping her back exposed as little as possible.”
Adjective
Opposite of not able to be moved
Adjective
Opposite of free from stress and emotional pressure
“It's been a rough couple of weeks, and you can imagine how tense I have been feeling.”
Verb
Opposite of to receive, usually as return for effort
“If a child takes unfair advantage of the system by accessing an unearned reward, they forfeit all privileges.”
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Opposite of to put securely in place
Loosen the bolts underneath the table in order to move the wings level with the central part of the table.”
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Opposite of to make safe or protect against threats
“The shape-shifting cyborg took on the identity of a woman and used flesh-and-blood wiles as much as her robotic powers to attack John Connor.”
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(of a door or opening) Opposite of to close so as to protect from unauthorized entry
“Will you request the warders to open the gates for the King of France, to visit his fair cousin the duke?”
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Opposite of to provide a legal assurance of something
“Globalization and impersonal market forces threaten the rights of those who do have them and imperil the chances that others will secure them.”
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(of a boat or vessel) Opposite of to moor
“Father is to come with us, and unmoor the boat, and help us to gather the water-lilies.”
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Opposite of to acquire or gain, especially in return for one's effort or behavior
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Opposite of to protect or shield from harm or danger
“It was so silent that it was like one of those movies where suddenly a murderer pops up out of the bushes to attack the helpless woman.”
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Opposite of to strengthen or reaffirm in rank or position
“His latest traffic transgression would undermine his clean driving record.”
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Opposite of to earn through work or effort
“An inability or disinclination to network with others will likely hamper your career.”
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Opposite of to appropriate or lay claim to something for oneself without right
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Opposite of to obtain or attain successfully
“We cannot abandon our quest for the Holy Grail now!”
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Opposite of to protect or cover against loss or damage
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To confront through the use of military force
“The government deployed additional forces to attack known terrorist strongholds.”
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Opposite of to come into possession of, or to receive in return for effort
“They told him that it was very important not to lose the evidence of aliens.”
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Opposite of to take, claim or use for one's own benefit, usually without the owner's consent
“After much protest, the council decided to relinquish the bushland.”
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Opposite of to book in advance or make a reservation
“Due to complications with her pregnancy, Kitty had to cancel her dinner booking with her husband.”
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Opposite of to perform an act that ensures success or victory
“Tim had a chance to ice the game in the dying seconds, but he would flub his shot.”
Verb
Opposite of to hire (somebody) for work or a job
“Whether their apprehensions were well-founded or not, they chose to dismiss him from the agency.”
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