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[self-foo l-fil-muh nt, self-]
  1. the act or fact of fulfilling one's ambitions, desires, etc., through one's own efforts.
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Also especially British, self-ful·fil·ment.

Origin of self-fulfillment

First recorded in 1860–65
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for self-fulfillment

Historical Examples

  • It is without the spiritual means of self-expression and self-fulfillment.

    The Ghost in the White House

    Gerald Stanley Lee

  • She's romance, self-fulfillment and, as you've said, the last dream of my youth.

  • He does not labour for his own self-fulfillment and nothing more.

    With God in the World

    Charles H. Brent

  • Self-fulfillment, the instinct to nurture and to ensure continuity are all at work in such cases.

  • Education that processes humans for jobs promises access to abundance, but not to self-fulfillment.