ful·​fill·​ing | \ fu̇(l)-ˈfi-liŋ How to pronounce fulfilling (audio) also fə(l)- \

Definition of fulfilling

: providing happiness or satisfaction a fulfilling experience a career that is personally fulfilling

Examples of fulfilling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At first, resignations were being fueled by workers desiring higher pay, better benefits, and more fulfilling work. Tristan Bove, Fortune, 21 July 2022 Ral was working at Best Buy BBY -0.1% and was looking for more fulfilling, exciting work. Tim Casey, Forbes, 22 June 2022 Her latest book Embrace the Work, Love Your Career helps women build careers that are intentional and fulfilling. Fran Hauser, Fortune, 13 June 2022 Related, 71% said their passion projects would be equally as fulfilling as having children. Christine Michel Carter, Forbes, 20 June 2022 For me, there’s nothing more fulfilling than seeing technology enhance the way people live. Achin Bhowmik, Forbes, 19 May 2022 The best summer dinner ideas are fresh and fulfilling—and are the perfect cap to a perfect summer day. Janae Mckenzie, Glamour, 12 May 2022 To own that work is very empowering and very fulfilling. Annie Alleman, chicagotribune.com, 6 Apr. 2022 Work became more fulfilling to him and the company profited from his growth. Carolyn Chen, The Atlantic, 22 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of fulfilling

1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Fulfilling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fulfilling. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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