insecurity

[ in-si-kyoor-i-tee ]
/ ˌɪn sɪˈkyʊər ɪ ti /

noun, plural in·se·cu·ri·ties.

lack of confidence or assurance; self-doubt: He is plagued by insecurity.
the quality or state of being insecure; instability: the insecurity of her financial position.
something insecure: the many insecurities of life.

Origin of insecurity

From the Medieval Latin word insēcūritās, dating back to 1640–50. See insecure, -ity
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