English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'insecurity'

(noun) 
She is always assailed by emotional insecurity.
Synonyms
anxiety
His voice was full of anxiety.
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fear
His fear might be groundless.
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worry
His last years were overshadowed by financial worry.
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uncertainty
The magazine ignores all the uncertainties students currently face.
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unsureness
Opposites
(noun) 
The increase in crime has created feelings of insecurity.
Synonyms
vulnerability
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risk
He would not put their lives at risk.
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danger
Your life is in danger.
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weakness
People are always taking advantage of his weakness.
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hazard
a sole that reduces the hazard of slipping on slick surfaces
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peril
the perils of starring in a TV commercial
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defencelessness
Opposites
(noun) 
the harshness and insecurity of agricultural life
Synonyms
instability
unpopular policies which resulted in political instability
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uncertainty
a period of political uncertainty
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unreliability
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precariousness
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shakiness
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unsteadiness
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frailness
Opposites
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reliability
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dependability
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steadiness

Additional synonyms

in the sense of danger
Definition
the possibility that someone may be injured or killed
Your life is in danger.
Synonyms
vulnerability,
precariousness,
endangerment
in the sense of fear
Definition
a feeling of distress or alarm caused by danger or pain that is about to happen
His fear might be groundless.
Synonyms
nerves (informal),
willies (informal),
creeps (informal),
butterflies (informal),
funk (informal),
misgiving(s),
foreboding(s),
blue funk (informal),
heebie-jeebies (informal),
collywobbles (informal),
disquietude
in the sense of hazard
Definition
risk or likelihood of injury, loss, etc.
a sole that reduces the hazard of slipping on slick surfaces
Synonyms
endangerment,
imperilment

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Thesaurus for insecurity from the Collins English Thesaurus
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