[self-foo l-fil-ing]
  1. characterized by or bringing about self-fulfillment.
  2. happening or brought about as a result of being foretold, expected, or talked about: a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Origin of self-fulfilling

First recorded in 1950–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. (of an opinion or prediction) borne out because it is expected to be true or to happena self-fulfilling prophecy
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