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noun: insecurity; plural noun: insecurities
  1. 1.
    uncertainty or anxiety about oneself; lack of confidence.
    "she had a deep sense of insecurity"
    synonyms:lack of confidence, lack of self-confidence, self-doubt, diffidence, unassertiveness, humility, humbleness, meekness, timidity, timidness, timorousness, uncertainty, nervousness, hesitancy, inhibition, self-consciousness; More
    anxiety, apprehension, worry, unease, uneasiness
    "he tried to conceal his insecurity"
    vulnerability, defencelessness, unguardedness, lack of protection, perilousness, peril, danger, riskiness;
    instability, fragility, frailty, shakiness, rockiness, unsteadiness, unreliability, tenuousness;
    informalchanciness, iffiness;
    "we were conscious of the insecurity of our situation"
  2. 2.
    the state of being open to danger or threat; lack of protection.
    "growing job insecurity"
    synonyms:unstable, unsecured, loose, rickety, rocky, wobbly, shaky, unsteady, precarious; More
    informaljerry-built, teetery;
    informalwonky, dicky, dodgy
    "an insecure footbridge"
    antonyms:secure, stable