ful·​filled fu̇(l)-ˈfild How to pronounce fulfilled (audio)
 also  fə(l)-
: 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
: providing happiness and satisfaction
living a more fulfilled life

Examples of fulfilled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One important factor in driving a desirable future for a company is to build a motivated and fulfilled workforce. Jane Hanson, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Geared towards leaders grappling with the harsh reality and those who feel fulfilled and successful, the keynote events proffer insights beneficial to all leaders. Molly Peck, USA TODAY, 27 Mar. 2024 Years of working in high-stress, demanding career roles led Farmer to analyze stressors and chart her own path to a more balanced and fulfilled life. Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 25 Mar. 2024 Consider sending out emails with surveys or include a feedback request in the package with a fulfilled order. Becky Center, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 For example, messaging distant friends for one hour a day will likely leave you feeling more fulfilled than spending 30 minutes a day doomscrolling, which refers to an excessive amount of time consuming negative media. Annie Margaret, The Conversation, 15 Feb. 2024 Bridges went down in history as the representation of integration, the fulfilled promise of the U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision outlawing segregation in schools. A. Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez, Parents, 18 Jan. 2024 Without the constant crashes and pings from outside sources, life can actually seem pretty peaceful and fulfilled. Meghan Rose, Glamour, 1 Nov. 2023 Prepare yourself for an encounter that will leave you feeling happier and more fulfilled. 5. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 5 Sep. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of fulfilled was in 1926

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“Fulfilled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fulfilled. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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