Definition of insecurity in English:

insecurity

Syllabification: in·se·cu·ri·ty
Pronunciation: /ˌinsiˈkyo͝oriti
 
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noun (plural insecurities)

  • 2The state of being open to danger or threat; lack of protection: growing job insecurity the insecurity of wireless networks
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    • Insecurity of land tenure militates against long-term conservation of the land resources.
    • Each year our members do more for less and yet face greater insecurity for the future.
    • Loose, free-floating minds are dangerous - minds free from debt and economic insecurity start to wander and ask questions.
    Synonyms
    unstable, rickety, rocky, wobbly, shaky, unsteady, precarious; weak, flimsy, unsound, unsafe
    informal jerry-built

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