noun: insecurity; plural noun: insecurities
- 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; Morevulnerability, defencelessness, unguardedness, lack of protection, perilousness, peril, danger, riskiness;informalchanciness, iffiness;informaldodginess"we were conscious of the insecurity of our situation"
- 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