Definition of insecurity in English:

insecurity

Line breaks: in|se¦cur|ity
Pronunciation: /ˌɪnsɪˈkjɔːrɪti, ˌɪnsɪˈkjʊərɪti
 
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noun (plural insecurities)

[mass noun]
1Uncertainty or anxiety about oneself; lack of confidence: she had a deep sense of insecurity [count noun]: 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, lack of self-confidence, self-doubt, diffidence, unassertiveness, humility, humbleness, meekness, timidity, timidness, timorousness, uncertainty, nervousness, hesitancy, inhibition, self-consciousness; anxiety, apprehension, worry, unease, uneasinessvulnerability, defencelessness, unguardedness, lack of protection, perilousness, peril, danger, riskiness; instability, fragility, frailty, shakiness, rockiness, unsteadiness, unreliability, tenuousness
informal chanciness, iffiness
British informal dodginess
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
unstable, unsecured, loose, rickety, rocky, wobbly, shaky, unsteady, precarious; unsubstantial, weak, flimsy, frail, fragile, spindly, decrepit, unsound, unsafe
informal jerry-built, teetery
British informal wonky, dicky, dodgy

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