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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

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

  2. insecuritynoun

    The state of being subject to danger; vulnerability

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

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

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

  2. Insecuritynoun

    the state of feeling insecure; uncertainty; want of confidence

    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. The ICC Bensouda:

    Innocent civilians continue to bear the brunt of insecurity and instability, in particular as a result of what appears to be an ongoing government campaign to target them, the people alleged to be most responsible for these ongoing atrocities are the same people against whom warrants of arrest have already been issued.

  2. 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.

  3. Roberto Herrera Cceres:

    Violence is not determined solely by homicides but by the death threats, the extortions, the forced recruitments into gangs, attacks against property in the gang-controlled areas that the state has not been able to recover, a situation of insecurity moves people.

  4. Richard Kozul-Wright:

    The 'pre-existing conditions' in the occupied territories are essentially malignant. And they will get worse over the coming years as the consequences of COVID-19, inequality, indebtedness, insecurity, (and) insufficient investment have been long-standing problems in the Palestinian occupied territories.

  5. 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.

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