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

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Examples of fulfilling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Friendships and group outings may be more fulfilling than a glamorous love-at-first-sight hookup. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, 5 June 2021 Working side by side with a buddy can be productive and fulfilling. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, 30 May 2021 Perry and Cox had one of the most fulfilling character arcs on the sitcom, building their relationship slowly before marrying in season 7 and becoming parents in the 2004 series finale. Andrea Towers, EW.com, 26 May 2021 Building her business has been a bit of a fulfilling and mental sanctuary. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 7 May 2021 As an experienced musician, what’s the most fulfilling part about working with developing artists in that way? Larisha Paul, Rolling Stone, 5 May 2021 What’s been the most fulfilling part of your career thus far? Brianne Garrett, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2021 Then, the entertaining story and interactive activities move the experience along in a fulfilling way. San Diego Union-Tribune, 21 Apr. 2021 And vaccination has enabled many older people who have spent the year in relative isolation for fear of contracting the virus to throw themselves back into a fulfilling social life—including dating. Tara Law, Time, 30 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of fulfilling

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fulfilling was in 1922

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21 Jun 2021

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“Fulfilling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fulfilling. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of fulfilling

: providing happiness and satisfaction


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