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insecurity

in·se·cu·ri·ty

insecurity

 
 
pronunciation:
In s kyu rih ti [or] In s kyuh rih ti
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: insecurities
definition 1: the condition or quality of having insufficient protection or not being safe.
After the terrorist attack, the insecurity of US borders became an urgent issue.The military build-up on the part of its eastern neighbor increased the sense of insecurity in the small country.
definition 2: lack of confidence in oneself or one's relationships; doubt; uncertainty.
antonyms:
confidence, security, self-assurance
definition 3: the condition or quality of being insecure; shakiness; instability.
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