1. the state of being subject to danger or injury
2. the anxiety you experience when you feel vulnerable and insecure
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Insecurity \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; lack of
safety; danger; hazard; as, the insecurity of a building
liable to fire; insecurity of a debt.
2. The state of feeling insecure; uncertainty; lack of
With what insecurity of truth we ascribe effects . .
. unto arbitrary calculations. --Sir T.
A time of insecurity, when interests of all sorts
become objects of speculation. --Burke.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the state of being subject to danger or injury [ant:
2: the anxiety you experience when you feel vulnerable and
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
46 Moby Thesaurus words for "insecurity":
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,