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[in-si-kyoo r-i-tee] /ˌɪn sɪˈkyʊər ɪ ti/
noun, plural insecurities.
lack of confidence or assurance; self-doubt:
He is plagued by insecurity.
the quality or state of being insecure; instability:
the insecurity of her financial position.
something insecure:
the many insecurities of life.
1640-50; < Medieval Latin insēcūritās. See insecure, -ity
2. precariousness, shakiness, vulnerability. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Examples for insecurity
  • 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.
  • Patriarchy lives because these scientist have a need to control out of fear and insecurity.
  • For the first time in living memory, the people of this fertile, rainy country are facing widespread food insecurity.
  • Amid rising insecurity and uncertainty there is fear and a sense of foreboding.
  • insecurity and the fears that accompany it have delayed rebel attempts to reclaim the streets.
  • Price hikes and food insecurity are today contributing to political instability.
  • In the rest of the world's eyes, of course, there could be no more dramatic demonstration of weakness and insecurity.

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