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insecurity

[in-si-kyoo r-i-tee] /ˌɪn sɪˈkyʊər ɪ ti/
noun, plural insecurities.
1.
lack of confidence or assurance; self-doubt:
He is plagued by insecurity.
2.
the quality or state of being insecure; instability:
the insecurity of her financial position.
3.
something insecure:
the many insecurities of life.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; < Medieval Latin insēcūritās. See insecure, -ity
Synonyms
2. precariousness, shakiness, vulnerability.
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Word Origin and History for in-security

insecurity

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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