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inseguridad

A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
feminine noun
1. (lack of protection)
a. lack of safety
Se incrementó el número de patrulleros para combatir la inseguridad en el barrio.The number of police cars increased to combat the lack of safety in the neighborhood.
b. insecurity
La sensación de inseguridad en la zona turística aumentó con los últimos tres robos.The feeling of insecurity in the tourist area increased following the last three robberies.
c. lack of law and order
La gente tenía miedo a salir a la calle por la inseguridad surgida a raíz de los disturbios.People were afraid to venture outside because of the lack of law and order in the aftermath of the riots.
2. (lack of confidence)
a. insecurity
Pablo era muy tímido debido a su inseguridad.Pablo's insecurity made him very shy.
3. (lack of stability)
a. uncertainty
Estamos atravesando un momento de gran inseguridad.We are living through times of great uncertainty.
b. unsteadiness
La inseguridad de la economía sigue afectando al mercado inmobiliario de forma negativa.The unsteadiness of the economy continues to have a negative effect on the housing market.
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inseguridad
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (falta de confianza)
a. insecurity
2. (duda)
a. uncertainty
3. (peligro)
a. lack of safety
inseguridad ciudadanalack of law and order
inseguridad
1 (peligro) lack of safety
inseguridad ciudadana lack of safety in the streets; decline in law and order
2 (falta de confianza) insecurity
3 (falta de estabilidad) unsteadiness
4 (incertidumbre) uncertainty
inseguridad laboral lack of job security
El acuerdo anterior fue denunciado por la DPT al estimar que el [Instituto Nacional de la Salud] no ingresaba suficientes enfermos en el centro, provocando un déficit considerable y creando [inseguridad laboral] a los profesionales que trabajan allí.
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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