fulfilling Definition

  • 1making someone satisfied or happy by providing what is needed or wanted
  • 2meeting expectations or requirements

Using fulfilling: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "fulfilling" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She finds her job very fulfilling.

  • Example

    Volunteering at the animal shelter was a fulfilling experience.

  • Example

    He finally achieved his lifelong dream, which was very fulfilling for him.

fulfilling Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with fulfilling

  • doing what one said they would do


    He fulfilled his promise to take her on a trip.

  • meeting a necessary condition or standard


    The applicant fulfilled all the requirements for the job.

  • self-fulfilling prophecy

    a belief or expectation that influences a person's behavior in such a way that it causes the belief or expectation to come true


    If you believe you will fail, you might act in ways that make failure more likely, creating a self-fulfilling prophecy.


Summary: fulfilling in Brief

The adjective 'fulfilling' [fʊlˈfɪlɪŋ] describes something that satisfies or meets expectations. It can refer to a job, experience, or achievement, as in 'She finds her job very fulfilling.' 'Fulfilling' also extends into phrases like 'fulfilling a promise,' and 'fulfilling a requirement,' denoting meeting obligations or standards.

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