ful·​filled | \ fu̇(l)-ˈfild also fə(l)- How to pronounce fulfilled (audio) \

Definition of fulfilled

1 : feeling happiness and satisfaction … giving truly did make him feel happy and fulfilled.— Sam Kean : feeling that one's abilities and talents are being fully used felt fulfilled as an actor
2 : providing happiness and satisfaction living a more fulfilled life

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Recent Examples on the Web Opt for a plan that encourages a better, more fulfilled lifestyle — not one that promotes impossible standards and, ultimately, shame. Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "6 Things You Need to Know Before Trying Whole30," 7 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of fulfilled

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Fulfilled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fulfilled. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of fulfilled

: feeling happy and satisfied about life : feeling that your abilities and talents are being fully used
: providing happiness and satisfaction

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