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insecurity

Syllabification: in·se·cu·ri·ty
Pronunciation: /ˌinsəˈkyo͝orədē
 
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Definition of insecurity in English:

noun (plural insecurities)

1Uncertainty or anxiety about oneself; lack of confidence: she had a deep sense of insecurity he’s plagued with insecurities
More example sentences
  • You can eliminate your insecurities by practicing racing in your workouts.
  • Discussing her insecurity about her looks would also be a sore point.
  • There are, nevertheless, fears that arise from the insecurities evident in all groups.
Synonyms
lack of confidence, self-doubt, diffidence, unassertiveness, timidity, uncertainty, nervousness, inhibition;
anxiety, worry, unease
vulnerability, defenselessness, peril, danger;
instability, fragility, frailty, shakiness, unreliability
2The state of being open to danger or threat; lack of protection: growing job insecurity the insecurity of wireless networks
More example sentences
  • 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
weak, flimsy, unsound, unsafe
informal jerry-built

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