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insecure

(ĭn′sĭ-kyo͝or′)
adj.
a. Lacking stability; troubled: an insecure relationship.
b. Lacking self-confidence; plagued by anxiety: had always felt insecure at parties.

in′se·cure′ly adv.
in′se·cure′ness n.
in′se·cu′ri·ty (-kyo͝or′ĭ-tē) n.
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The culture now seems more open to the possibility that current efforts to deny all forms of unconventional expression reflect cultural insecurities more than real threats.
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The public is desperately in need of specific advice and the tools on how to deal with their fears and anxieties brought about by the constant threat of terrorist attacks; the impending war with Iraq; job loss; and general insecurities over their financial, professional, and personal futures," says Dr.