verb (used with object), ful·filled, ful·fil·ling.
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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.
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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What are some other forms of fulfilling?
- 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.
Example sentences from the Web for fulfil
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.
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
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.
When I attended Hunter, I was Eleanor Roeloffs fulfilling the language and math courses required at the time.
I kept holding out hope that he would say, ‘You know, this is pretty swell here and the work is fulfilling.’‘The Good Wife’s Christine Baranski on Life After Will Gardner’s Death|Jason Lynch|April 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Another film had Albert fulfilling a lifelong dream—performing heart surgery.The Stacks: The Inimitable Albert Brooks Caught at the Dawn of His Movie Career|Paul Slansky|April 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Also the question of fulfilling the promises was very important.
Only a few years ago, illness prevented him from fulfilling his usual custom of spending Christmas with his sisters at Guildford.The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll|Stuart Dodgson Collingwood
That story which Tommy had found so tedious on the beach at Baja had been fulfilling itself of late.The Furnace|Rose Macaulay
It is gentleness, quiet habits, the beautiful harmony of many members, fulfilling each its appropriate function.The Young Maiden|A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
Members undertake to help each other in fulfilling the object of the League by speaking and lecturing and in other ways.British Socialism|J. Ellis Barker