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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insecuritynoun

    the state of being subject to danger or injury

  2. insecuritynoun

    the anxiety you experience when you feel vulnerable and insecure


  1. insecuritynoun

    A lack of security, uncertainty

  2. insecuritynoun

    The state of being subject to danger; vulnerability

  3. Etymology: insecure (from Medieval Latin insecurus, itself from in- "not" + securus 'safe, certain') + -ity

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Insecuritynoun

    Etymology: in and security.

    It may be easily perceived with what insecurity of truth we ascribe effects, depending upon the natural period of time, unto arbitrary calculations, and such as vary at pleasure. Brown.

    The unreasonableness and presumption, the danger and desperate insecurity of those that have not so much as a thought, all their lives long, to advance so far as attrition and contrition, sorrow, and resolution of amendment. Henry Hammond.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insecuritynoun

    the condition or quality of being insecure; want of safety; danger; hazard; as, the insecurity of a building liable to fire; insecurity of a debt

  2. Insecuritynoun

    the state of feeling insecure; uncertainty; want of confidence

  3. Etymology: [Pref. in- not + security : cf. LL. insecuritas, F. insecurite.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insecurity in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insecurity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of insecurity in a Sentence

  1. unknown:

    Knowing your power is what creates humility. Not knowing your power is what creates insecurity.

  2. President Moon Jae-in:

    Citizens suffered from the coronavirus and they all deserve to be rewarded for their pain and participation in preventive efforts, there is a need for the government to reserve as much financial power to brace for an economic shock with no end in sight and promptly respond to labour market insecurity and any potential corporate liquidity crisis.

  3. Richard Kozul-Wright:

    Inequality, indebtedness, insecurity, (and) insufficient investment have been long-standing problems in the Palestinian occupied territories.

  4. Will Smith:

    I dont look at it like a transgression at all, through that particular journey, I learned so much about myself and was able to really confront a lot of emotional immaturity [and] emotional insecurity.

  5. Joanna Gaines:

    I don’t think confidence has ever really been one of those things that came naturally for me, if people thought I was confident, it was really just the way I masked my insecurity, because I didn’t want people to really get to know the real me.

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