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[in-si-kyoo r-i-tee]
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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.
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Medieval Latin
1640-16501640-50; < Medieval Latin insēcūritās. See insecure, -ity
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2. precariousness, shakiness, vulnerability. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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Contemporary Examples
Bridges talks to Caryn James about his insecurity —and how acting is like being born again.
December 11, 2009
Nor can the hardening of positions in Israel can be attributed to Israeli insecurity.

Reading Lustick Carefully
Jerry Haber
September 19, 2013
Never has indecision, infidelity, and insecurity seemed quite so tangible.
July 18, 2012
In addition to insecurity, those arriving in refugee camps cited forced recruitment as one of their main concerns.

Islamist Group Al-Shabab Retreats From Somali Stronghold
Laura Heaton
September 29, 2012
Her daily missives chronicle the longing and insecurity that often befall long-distance relationships and eventual breakups.
December 17, 2012
Historical Examples
It was this sense of doubt and insecurity in the nation that gave significance to trifles.

The Age of Pope
John Dennis
This ignorance of the foe’s whereabouts carried with it a sense of insecurity.

A Set of Six
Joseph Conrad
Argenson saw the storm coming, and feeling the insecurity of his position, wished to save himself.

The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete
Duc de Saint-Simon
This ignorance of his adversary’s whereabouts carried with it a sense of insecurity.

The Point Of Honor
Joseph Conrad
In times of insecurity the Kai used to build their huts for safety among the spreading boughs of great trees.

The Belief in Immortality and the Worship of the Dead, Volume I (of 3)
Sir James George Frazer

Word Origin and History for insecurity Expand
1640s, from Medieval Latin insecuritas, from insecurus (see insecure ). Specific psychological sense is by 1917.

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