self–fulfilling

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adjective self–ful·fill·ing \ˌself-fül-ˈfi-liŋ\

Definition of self–fulfilling

  1. 1 :  becoming real or true by virtue of having been predicted or expected <a self–fulfilling prophecy>

  2. 2 :  marked by or achieving self-fulfillment

1876

First Known Use of self–fulfilling

1876


SELF–FULFILLING Defined for English Language Learners

self–fulfilling

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adjective self–ful·fill·ing \ˌself-fül-ˈfi-liŋ\

Definition of self–fulfilling for English Language Learners

  • : becoming real or true because it was predicted or expected

  • : providing happiness and satisfaction


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