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insecurity

Synonyms of insecurity in English:

noun

  • 1 he tried to conceal his insecurity
    lack of confidence, lack of self-confidence, self-doubt, diffidence, unassertiveness, humility, humbleness, meekness, timidity, timidness, timorousness, uncertainty, nervousness, hesitancy, inhibition, self-consciousness;
    anxiety, apprehension, worry, unease, uneasiness
  • 2 we were conscious of the insecurity of our situation
    vulnerability, defencelessness, unguardedness, lack of protection, perilousness, peril, danger, riskiness;
    informal chanciness, iffiness
    British informal dodginess
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