unfulfilled

adjective un·ful·filled \ ˌən-fu̇(l)-ˈfild also -fə(l)- \
|Updated on: 7 Jul 2018

Definition of unfulfilled

: not fulfilled:
a : not filled : unsatisfied, unmet
  • … vital unfulfilled needs of the nation …
  • —Harry Truman
b : not carried out : not accomplished or finished
  • unfulfilled goals
  • unfulfilled shipments
c : not converted into reality
  • an unfulfilled promise
d : not having reached a point of satisfaction or happiness
  • … a family that includes a supportive yet equally unfulfilled wife …
  • —Matt Roush

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First Known Use of unfulfilled

14th century

in the meaning defined above

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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of unfulfilled


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