Definitions

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

Etymologies

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

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