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Meaning of INSECURITY

Pronunciation:  `insi'kyûritee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the anxiety you experience when you feel vulnerable and insecure
  2. [n]  the state of being subject to danger or injury
 

INSECURITY is a 10 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Antonyms: security
 
 See Also: anxiety, danger, insecureness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In`se*cu"ri*ty\, n.; pl. {Insecurities}. [Pref. in-
not + security : cf. LL. insecuritas, F. insecurite.]
1. 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. The state of feeling insecure; uncertainty; want of
   confidence.

         With what insecurity of truth we ascribe effects . .
         . unto arbitrary calculations.        --Sir T.
                                               Browne.

         A time of insecurity, when interests of all sorts
         become objects of speculation.        --Burke.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: chanciness, criticalness, danger, delicacy, desultoriness, doubtfulness, dubiousness, hazard, hazardousness, infirmity, insolidity, instability, insubstantiality, peril, perilousness, precariousness, risk, riskiness, shakiness, shiftiness, shiftingness, slipperiness, speculativeness, sword of Damocles, ticklish business, ticklishness, totteriness, touchiness, treacherousness, treachery, unauthenticity, unauthoritativeness, uncertainty, undependability, unfaithworthiness, unhealthiness, unpredictability, unreliability, unsafeness, unsolidity, unsoundness, unsteadfastness, unsteadiness, unsubstantiality, unsureness, untrustworthiness
 

 

 

 

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