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

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

Examples of fulfilled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My father believed that the only way to a fulfilled life was through education. Los Angeles Times, "Latinx Files: The trouble with the border ‘crisis’," 25 Mar. 2021 Spending time in nature on a hike or another physical activity can help you to feel fulfilled, while retail therapy might end in regret. Tarot Astrologers, chicagotribune.com, "Daily horoscope for March 20, 2021," 20 Mar. 2021 Those platforms typically only accept reviews for fulfilled orders, so the sellers will ship unsolicited items to recipients and use their names to pose as satisfied customers and submit fake, glowing reviews on their behalf. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, "All 50 states have issued warnings about those mysterious packages of seeds," 29 July 2020 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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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 10 Apr. 2021.

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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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