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English adjective: unsafe

1. unsafe lacking in security or safety


SamplesHis fortune was increasingly insecure.
An insecure future.


Synonymsinsecure


Similarprecarious, shaky, unguaranteed, unsecured


See alsodangerous, unprotected, unsafe, vulnerable


Antonymssecure

2. unsafe involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm


SamplesA dangerous criminal.
A dangerous bridge.
Unemployment reached dangerous proportions.


Synonymsdangerous


Similarbreakneck, chanceful, chancy, desperate, dicey, dodgy, hazardous, insidious, mordacious, on the hook, parlous, perilous, precarious, risky, self-destructive, suicidal, touch-and-go, treacherous, unreliable, wild


See alsoinsecure, unsafe, vulnerable


Antonymssafe

3. unsafe not safe from attack


Synonymsinsecure


Similarvulnerable


Antonymsinvulnerable









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