fulfilling

adjective
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 Everyone wants students to have fulfilling experiences outside the classroom, as well. Linda Gandee, cleveland, "Grading and graduation moving forward in Bay Village," 20 Apr. 2020 This type of investment could pay off in perpetuity with potentially bigger paychecks and a more fulfilling career. Tom Cooney And Crystal Faulkner, Cincinnati.com, "BusinessWise: Best uses for tax refunds," 11 Mar. 2020 On a personal level, having children is likely to be the most fulfilling event of your life. David Harsanyi, National Review, "Save the Planet (Except the Babies)," 8 Nov. 2019 You may be inspired by group ideology to develop a more fulfilling set of goals or more worthy ambitions. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive.com, "Horoscope for July 11, 2019: Happy birthday Sela Ward; Virgo, bend with the wind when changes blow in," 11 July 2019 Women and men can definitely have lovely and fulfilling friendships without flirting. Ask Amy, al, "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. Ask Amy, al, "Ask Amy: Married woman wants to know if it’s OK to flirt -- but online only," 25 June 2019 Jillian can cue the music!’’ Jillian had a fulfilling year. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Paul Daugherty: What US Open champion Gary Woodland learned from Amy Bockerstette," 17 June 2019 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

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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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8 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Fulfilling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fulfilling. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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fulfilling

adjective
How to pronounce fulfilling (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of fulfilling

: providing happiness and satisfaction

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