Definition of Insecurity

1. Noun. The state of being subject to danger or injury.

Generic synonyms: Danger
Specialized synonyms: Insecureness
Derivative terms: Insecure, Insecure
Antonyms: Security



2. Noun. The anxiety you experience when you feel vulnerable and insecure.
Generic synonyms: Anxiety
Derivative terms: Insecure

Definition of Insecurity

1. n. 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.

Definition of Insecurity

1. Noun. A lack of security, uncertainty ¹

2. Noun. The state of being subject to danger; vulnerability ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Insecurity

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Medical Definition of Insecurity

1. A feeling of unprotectedness and helplessness. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Insecurity

insectologers
insectologic
insectological
insectologist
insectologists
insectology
insectophobia
insectproof
insects
insecty
insecure
insecurely
insecureness
insecurenesses
insecurities
insecurity (current term)
insecution
inseducible
insee
inseem
inseemed
inseeming
inseems
inselberg
inselberge
inselbergs
inseminable
inseminate
inseminated
inseminates

Literary usage of Insecurity

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1. Essays on the Progress of Nations in Civilization, Productive Industry by Ezra Champion Seaman (1868)
"insecurity of Property. Of all the impediments to the progress of a nation, no one is more effective than the insecurity of property. ..."

2. Health Security: The President's Report to the American People by Domestic Policy Council (U. S.) (1993)
"Rising insecurity From the 1940s through the 1970s, the United States made ... The result: growing insecurity. Today, according to estimates prepared by ..."

3. The History of Christianity: From the Birth of Christ to the Abolition of by Henry Hart Milman (1840)
"insecurity In the weakness and insecurity of the throne lav throne fa- the strength and safety of Christianity. ..."

4. Cyclopedia of Law and Procedure by William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash (1903)
"App. 305, holding that when the mortgagee justified his taking under an insecurity clause, it was error to exclude evidence tending to show insecurity and ..."

5. My Bondage and My Freedom by Frederick Douglass (1855)
"... TO FREEDOM A WANDERER IN NEW YORK FEELINGS ON REACHING THAT CITY AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE MET UNFAVORABLE IMPRESSIONS LONELINESS AND insecurity APOLOGY >'OR ..."

6. Hidden in Plain View: Refugees Living Without Protection in Nairobi and Kampala by Alison Parker, Human Rights Watch (Organization) (2002)
"In Kakuma camp, Human Rights Watch interviewed Othman B., a Somali refugee who had been plagued by insecurity in both Dadaab and Kakuma camps. ..."

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