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INSECURITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does insecurity mean? 

INSECURITY (noun)
  The noun INSECURITY has 2 senses:

1. the state of being subject to danger or injury
2. the anxiety you experience when you feel vulnerable and insecure

  Familiarity information: INSECURITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


INSECURITY (noun)


Sense 1insecurity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being subject to danger or injury

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("insecurity" is a kind of...):

danger (the condition of being susceptible to harm or injury)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "insecurity"):

insecureness (the state of being exposed to risk or anxiety)

Antonym:

security (the state of being free from danger or injury)


Sense 2insecurity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The anxiety you experience when you feel vulnerable and insecure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions

Hypernyms ("insecurity" is a kind of...):

anxiety (a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune)


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