Origin of insecurity
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Examples from the Web for insecurities
Sheen plays Bill Masters as a doctor with a God complex, if God had been a sex researcher masking tons of insecurities.Michael Sheen’s Masterful Study of Sex and Insecurity
September 28, 2014
Insecurities abounded, and Kennan, it seems, pretty much always had his knickers in a twist about something.The Man Who Knew Russia Best: George Kennan’s Revealing Diaries
James A. Warren
March 10, 2014
In the piece, Dunham opens up to writer Nathan Heller about her own insecurities, her writing process, and her style evolution.Lena Dunham Covers 'Vogue'
January 15, 2014
She agonizes instead over her affairs and insecurities, her inability to be satisfied with one lover.‘Mirages’: Anaïs Nin’s Intimate, Unexpurgated Diaries
October 26, 2013
Insecurities aside, the women are up front about the fact that being in the spotlight comes with a raft of pressure—and criticism.‘Nikki & Sara Live’ Is Late-Night TV’s Best-Kept Secret
August 6, 2013
You deserve your insecurities, and may embrace, even as ye please, the fates which lie before you.
Word Origin and History for insecurities
1640s, from Medieval Latin insecuritas, from insecurus (see insecure). Specific psychological sense is by 1917.