fulfilling

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

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

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Women and men can definitely have lovely and fulfilling friendships without flirting. Amy Dickinson, The Denver Post, "Ask Amy: Parents want boyfriend to go, daughter follows," 25 June 2019 Women and men can definitely have lovely and fulfilling friendships without flirting. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, "Ask Amy: Parents want boyfriend to go, but daughter follows," 25 June 2019 Women and men can definitely have lovely and fulfilling friendships without flirting. Ask Amy, oregonlive.com, "Ask Amy: Married woman wants to know if it’s OK to flirt -- but online only," 25 June 2019 Women and men can definitely have lovely and fulfilling friendships without flirting. Amy Dickinson, The Mercury News, "Ask Amy: She thought we wouldn’t notice her 17-year-old boyfriend was living with us," 25 June 2019 Women and men can definitely have lovely and fulfilling friendships without flirting. Amy Dickinson, Detroit Free Press, "Parents want boyfriend to go, daughter follows," 25 June 2019 Women and men can definitely have lovely and fulfilling friendships without flirting. Amy Dickinson, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Parents want boyfriend to go, daughter follows," 24 June 2019 Members regarded him as the most ethical man in the world and someone who could help them lead more fulfilling lives. Colin Moynihan, New York Times, "Nxivm: How a Sex Cult Leader Seduced and Programmed His Followers," 14 June 2019 Year after year, the most fulfilling part of coaching students to their dream scores on the SAT and ACT has been witnessing the personal growth that comes alongside such hard work. Hafeez Lakhani, Seventeen, "Here's Exactly How To Slay the SAT and ACT," 22 July 2018

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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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fulfilling

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of fulfilling

: providing happiness and satisfaction

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