One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he tried to conceal his insecurity’
lack of confidence, lack of self-confidence, self-doubt, diffidence, unassertiveness, humility, humbleness, meekness, timidity, timidness, timorousness, uncertainty, nervousness, hesitancy, inhibition, self-consciousness
anxiety, apprehension, worry, unease, uneasiness
2‘we were conscious of the insecurity of our situation’
vulnerability, defencelessness, unguardedness, lack of protection, perilousness, peril, danger, riskiness
instability, fragility, frailty, shakiness, rockiness, unsteadiness, unreliability, tenuousness
informal chanciness, iffiness
British informal dodginess
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