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insecurity

[ in-si-kyoor-i-tee ]SEE DEFINITION OF insecurity
  • nounanxiety
  • noundanger

Synonyms for insecurity

  • self-doubt
  • uncertainty
  • doubt
  • hesitancy
  • indecision
  • vacillation
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INSECURITY

All the same, the episode left her with a feeling of insecurity.

She hastened to point out the other side of the matter, the insecurity of it, the disgrace.

Now I understand that strange sense of insecurity in my past.

This ignorance of the foe's whereabouts carried with it a sense of insecurity.

This ignorance of his adversary's whereabouts carried with it a sense of insecurity.

It was a dreamlike state combined with a dreamlike sense of insecurity.

From Germany, he says, the stoves and the insecurity deter him.

The disadvantages are the appearance and, in some cases, the insecurity.

The stranger's insecurity of English had its immediate triumph.

Mrs. Chadwick spoke with a swiftness that did not veil a sense of insecurity.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, from Medieval Latin insecuritas, from insecurus (see insecure). Specific psychological sense is by 1917.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR INSECURITY

danger

nounhazard, troublesome situation
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