insecurity

[in-si-kyoor-i-tee]
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:
1640–50; < Medieval Latin insēcūritās. See insecure, -ity


2. precariousness, shakiness, vulnerability.
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insecure (ˌɪnsɪˈkjʊə)
 
adj
1.  anxious or afraid; not confident or certain
2.  not adequately protected: an insecure fortress
3.  unstable or shaky
 
inse'curely
 
adv
 
inse'cureness
 
n
 
inse'curity
 
n

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Example sentences
And this is to say nothing of the relatively low pay and increasing insecurity
  of the profession itself.
Maybe that's a natural response to the insecurity, frustration, and
  disappointment that the job market produces.
It is the bullying that brings about this insecurity, not the insecurity that
  brings about the bullying.
It must be said that his nasty tone betrays insecurity and suggests maybe he's
  not really all that sure of himself.
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