un·​ful·​filled | \ ˌən-fu̇(l)-ˈfild How to pronounce unfulfilled (audio) also -fə(l)- \

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

Examples of unfulfilled in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Perez Toledo’s swan song, five stories featuring unfulfilled relationships and desire. Emilio Mayorga, Variety, 19 May 2022 There are simply not enough specialists to meet the demand for fertility treatments, resulting in long waitlists, inability to access care entirely, and unfulfilled dreams of a baby. Halle Tecco, Fortune, 28 Apr. 2022 Whereas Putin’s story of Ukraine is about destiny, the Ukrainian recollection of the Cossacks is about unfulfilled aspirations. Timothy Snyder, The New Yorker, 28 Apr. 2022 One of the unfulfilled demands of the 2019 protests was direct election of the city’s chief executive. Zen Soo And Vincent Yu, The Christian Science Monitor, 4 Apr. 2022 One of the unfulfilled demands of the 2019 protests was direct election of the city’s chief executive. NBC News, 4 Apr. 2022 One of the unfulfilled demands of the 2019 protests was direct election of the city's chief executive. Zen Soo And Vincent Yu, USA TODAY, 4 Apr. 2022 After nearly a decade of largely unfulfilled hype about flying robots dropping orders at your doorstep, a handful of companies have started commercial operations in the U.S. involving dozens or hundreds of deliveries a day at each location. Christopher Mims, WSJ, 2 Apr. 2022 But Wallace said nearly all of Moscow’s objectives in Ukraine have remained unfulfilled. Washington Post, 10 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of unfulfilled

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Unfulfilled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfulfilled. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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