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What does fulfilling mean?
Fulfilling means providing or resulting in satisfaction or contentment.
A job is fulfilling when it allows a person to fully use their talents and work on projects that they enjoy and that they find meaning in. A relationship is fulfilling for someone when it brings them happiness and a deep connection.
Fulfilling is also the continuous tense (-ing form) of the verb fulfill, meaning “to satisfy” or “to bring about” (which is how it’s used in the term self-fulfilling, as in self-fulfilling prophecy).
Something that’s fulfilling leads to fulfillment—a state of satisfaction or contentment. Someone who feels this way can be described as fulfilled.
Example: My trip across Europe has been so fulfilling—I’ve learned new languages and new cultures, and, most importantly, I’ve learned new things about myself.
Where does fulfilling come from?
The first records of the verb fulfill come from before 1000. The adjective form fulfilling is first recorded later. It ultimately comes from the Old English fulfyllan. Just as it sounds, the roots of the word fulfill are the words full and fill.
Something that’s fulfilling fills you up—it makes you full of contentment or satisfaction. Tasks and hobbies that are fulfilling are worth doing because of what you get out of them. When things aren’t fulfilling, it means they don’t give you much in return. A job might not be fulfilling if it doesn’t make you feel like you’re doing something useful or at least learning something from it.
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- fulfill (verb)
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How is fulfilling used in real life?
Fulfilling is typically used in a positive way. It’s especially used in the context of careers, relationships, and hobbies.
Research shows that #STEMteachers find their work fulfilling. It is also reported that teachers are 6 times more likely to say that they make a difference in people’s lives than other STEM professionals. Agree? https://t.co/el3uubBZ5N #K12STEM #TeachSTEM #STEMeducation pic.twitter.com/ME6ORMuPTg
— 100Kin10 (@100Kin10) December 19, 2018
Most people don’t have a fulfilling relationship with others, because they don’t have a fulfilling relationship with themselves. In fact, they will do anything to not have a relationship with themselves, all in an attempt to distract their minds from the sounds of their own soul.
— 🔮✨ (@TheOracleReadsU) May 22, 2020
Welp, it has been a fulfilling 2 year journey.
I have learned so many things, made way too many mistakes, and I'm starting to understand the reason as to why I am here. May not have made that many friends but I am proud to call them my brothers and sisters.
Forever grateful 💛
— Yeah…No (@YannoEdren) May 29, 2020
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Is fulfilling used correctly in the following sentence?
I find woodworking so fulfilling because it’s relaxing and I can make things that last.
How to use fulfilling in a sentence
Earlier, however, Grassley was maskless as he fulfilled his usual duties as president pro tempore, gaveling the Senate to order and leading the Pledge from the rostrum, perched just above the seats of several clerks.Virus threat reaches into halls of Congress, clouding Senate agenda|Mike DeBonis, Seung Min Kim, Karoun Demirjian|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
The school board and its attorneys would ultimately have to decide if a case could be made that Beiser was not fulfilling his duties, Cate said.Despite New Removal Process, Beiser Likely to Stay on School Board|Will Huntsberry|November 17, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Nana has created a new, scalable approach to giving people the agency, tools and support systems they need to build new skills and pursue fulfilling work opportunities.Nana nabs $6M for an online academy and marketplace dedicated to appliance repair|Ingrid Lunden|November 12, 2020|TechCrunch
On the mountain’s western slope, exhausted but fulfilled, we stopped by a lakeside hut to refill our water bottles and rest in the chilly twilight.Are We Wired to Be Outside? - Issue 92: Frontiers|Grigori Guitchounts|November 11, 2020|Nautilus
Now, if Data doesn’t feel pain, at least one of the reasons Singer offers for giving a creature moral standing is not fulfilled.If a Robot Is Conscious, Is It OK to Turn It Off? The Moral Implications of Building True AIs|Anand Vaidya|October 28, 2020|Singularity Hub
Back in New York, the slow pace and inward focus of her yoga practice was less fulfilling.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Christie has a lot riding on fulfilling his promise of shepherding Atlantic City into a third boom era.I Watched a Casino Kill Itself: The Awful Last Nights of Atlantic City’s Taj Mahal|Olivia Nuzzi|December 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“Instead of me fulfilling my prophecy,” he said, “I have to start one,” and that was a lot of pressure.Broadway Was Made for Tupac|Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Marcyliena Morgan|July 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When I attended Hunter, I was Eleanor Roeloffs fulfilling the language and math courses required at the time.A College Degree Worth the Wait|Eleanor Clift|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He toiled without money to do that, but for him it had been an incredibly fulfilling and rewarding experience.
None, however, on that account, can excuse himself for not coming under and fulfilling a good obligation.
Luckily, the time fixed for the revolution passed over, without the populace fulfilling its threats.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
And those good works include the keeping of the covenant, by Covenanting and fulfilling the engagements made.
Such a face, rugged though it was and far from fulfilling the promise held out to him in his dreams, could not but move any man.The Circular Study|Anna Katharine Green
Indeed, mademoiselle, I thought of little beyond fulfilling the oath I had taken, and to go my way again as quickly as possible.The Light That Lures|Percy Brebner