insecure etymology

English word insecure comes from English in-, English secure

Detailed word origin of insecure

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
in- English (eng) In, into (non-productive) Added to adjectives to mean not. (non-productive) Added to nouns to mean lacking or without. (non-productive) Used with certain words to reverse their meaning In, into, towards, within.
secure English (eng) To get possession of; to make oneself secure of; to acquire certainly.. To make fast; to close or confine effectually; to render incapable of getting loose or escaping.. To make safe; to relieve from apprehensions of, or exposure to, danger; to guard; to protect.. To put beyond hazard of losing or of not receiving; to make certain; to assure; frequently with against or from, or formerly with [...]
insecure English (eng) Not comfortable or confident in oneself or in certain situations.. Not secure.

Words with the same origin as insecure

Descendants of in-
immoral impound inappropriate inaudible incapable incomprehensible indispensable inexperienced informal informed inhuman inland insensitive insignificant inspector invalid invaluable irrelevant irresistible irresponsible