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.
1640s, from Medieval Latin insecuritas, from insecurus (see insecure). Specific psychological sense is by 1917.