unfulfilling

adjective
un·​ful·​fill·​ing | \ ˌən-fu̇(l)-ˈfi-liŋ How to pronounce unfulfilling (audio) also -fə(l)- \

Definition of unfulfilling

: not providing happiness or satisfaction : not fulfilling an unfulfilling job/relationship

Examples of unfulfilling in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2019, my boyfriend Jamie and I were both healing from long, unfulfilling marriages, with pending divorces that would leave us both, respectively, without a house. T Kira Madden, refinery29.com, 3 Aug. 2021 The first episode of Season 5 will premiere Oct. 24 on HBO — five years after Season 1 found its relatable protagonist disillusioned with her long-term relationship and an unfulfilling job at a predominantly white nonprofit organization. Christi Carras, Los Angeles Times, 3 Sep. 2021 In 2019, my boyfriend Jamie and I were both healing from long, unfulfilling marriages, with pending divorces that would leave us both, respectively, without a house. T Kira Madden, refinery29.com, 3 Aug. 2021 In 2019, my boyfriend Jamie and I were both healing from long, unfulfilling marriages, with pending divorces that would leave us both, respectively, without a house. T Kira Madden, refinery29.com, 3 Aug. 2021 How many students have opted for safe, lucrative but unfulfilling careers merely to pay off a backbreaking debt load? Aaron Rasmussen, WSJ, 15 July 2021 In 2019, my boyfriend Jamie and I were both healing from long, unfulfilling marriages, with pending divorces that would leave us both, respectively, without a house. T Kira Madden, refinery29.com, 3 Aug. 2021 In 2019, my boyfriend Jamie and I were both healing from long, unfulfilling marriages, with pending divorces that would leave us both, respectively, without a house. T Kira Madden, refinery29.com, 3 Aug. 2021 In 2019, my boyfriend Jamie and I were both healing from long, unfulfilling marriages, with pending divorces that would leave us both, respectively, without a house. Genevieve Plunkett, refinery29.com, 15 July 2021

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First Known Use of unfulfilling

1822, in the meaning defined above

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“Unfulfilling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unfulfilling. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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unfulfilling

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of unfulfilling

: not providing happiness or satisfaction : not fulfilling

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