un·​ful·​fill·​ing ˌən-fu̇(l)-ˈfi-liŋ How to pronounce unfulfilling (audio)
 also  -fə(l)-
: not providing happiness or satisfaction : not fulfilling
an unfulfilling job/relationship

Examples of unfulfilling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite the success, Razvan found the work repetitive and unfulfilling. Brianna Kamienski, USA TODAY, 28 June 2024 After two more unfulfilling seasons at High Point, Bruce entered the transfer portal, and Slade contacted her immediately. Edward Lee, Baltimore Sun, 3 Apr. 2024 Her business supplying fabric for lampshades was lucrative but unfulfilling. Hannah Beech, New York Times, 30 June 2023 But in Boston, where legacies are determined by championships, the run has been encouraging yet unfulfilling. Adam Himmelsbach, BostonGlobe.com, 31 May 2023 See all Example Sentences for unfulfilling 

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Word History

First Known Use

1822, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unfulfilling was in 1822

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“Unfulfilling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfulfilling. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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