self-fulfillment

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self-ful·​fill·​ment | \ ˌself-fu̇l-ˈfil-mənt How to pronounce self-fulfillment (audio) \

Definition of self-fulfillment

: fulfillment of oneself

First Known Use of self-fulfillment

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-fulfillment was circa 1864

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“Self-fulfillment.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-fulfillment. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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self-fulfillment

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English Language Learners Definition of self-fulfillment

: the feeling of being happy and satisfied because you are doing something that fully uses your abilities and talents

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