self-fulfilling

adjective
self-ful·​fill·​ing | \ ˌself-fu̇l-ˈfi-liŋ How to pronounce self-fulfilling (audio) \

Definition of self-fulfilling

1 : becoming real or true by virtue of having been predicted or expected a self-fulfilling prophecy
2 : marked by or achieving self-fulfillment

First Known Use of self-fulfilling

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Self-fulfilling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-fulfilling. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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self-fulfilling

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of self-fulfilling

: becoming real or true because it was predicted or expected
: providing happiness and satisfaction : fulfilling

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