from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A lack of security, uncertainty
- n. The state of being subject to danger; vulnerability
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The condition or quality of being insecure; lack of safety; danger; hazard
- n. The state of feeling insecure; uncertainty; lack of confidence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being insecure or unsafe; liability to give way, be lost, or become unsafe or fraught with danger; want of secureness or stability; instability; liability to damage or loss: as, the insecurity of a staircase or of a foundation.
- n. Lack of assurance or confidence, especially in regard to one's safety, or the security or stability of something; apprehensiveness of change, loss, or damage; doubt; uncertainty: as, a feeling of insecurity pervaded the community.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the anxiety you experience when you feel vulnerable and insecure
- n. the state of being subject to danger or injury
– Your insecurity is your strength: use it to your advantage (Zen saying).
I think it's sad that the insecurity is sooo deeep.
Pandering to people's insecurity is the worst imaginable nanny-stateism. blog comments powered by Disqus publicola nerds
Taxing Microsoft software insecurity is a bad, if not silly idea.
Software insecurity is a business risk and cost, not something which can be regulated or taxed.
Sub-Saharan Africa, despite its long history of food insecurity, is one place where yields could increase dramatically; agricultural basics such as good seed and fertilizer would go far in a region that the green revolution bypassed.
The net effects of the combination of a growing sense of long-term insecurity and the demonstration effects of a fallen fellow autocracy may be those akin to a run on the bank, with agents rushing to cash in their political investments in the regime, quickening the collapse of the regime's authority.
A different take on middle-class insecurity is given by Slate's Daniel Gross, who notes the consequences of the erosion of corporate benefits (what I call disintermediation).
Unfortunately, general insecurity is being felt worldwide on many levels.
As Steinhauer suggests, such defensiveness does seem to reveal a certain insecurity, however "deep-seated."