self-ful·​fill·​ment ˌself-fu̇l-ˈfil-mənt How to pronounce self-fulfillment (audio)
: fulfillment of oneself

Examples of self-fulfillment in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Part of her journey toward self-fulfillment, these visits allow her brief liberation from her husband and family, leading her to begin a series of illicit affairs., 6 Mar. 2024 Those lines for many Black and Brown households often meant career paths that promoted financial stability but lacked self-fulfillment through the identification and pursuit of the things that truly move you. Pauleanna Reid, Forbes, 22 Feb. 2024 The discussion should be one of thousands on who is entitled to not only life but also self-fulfillment and self-definition. Kat McGowan, WIRED, 4 Jan. 2024 The Barbies dwell in sisterly harmony and blissful self-fulfillment, each with her own meticulously furnished Barbie Dreamhouse and endlessly colorful wardrobe. Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times, 18 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-fulfillment was circa 1864

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“Self-fulfillment.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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