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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
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Historical Examples

  • To the contrary it assists the truly great man in his self-fulfilment and weeds out the mediocre man.

    Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning

    Willard Huntington Wright

British Dictionary definitions for self-fulfilment


  1. the fulfilment of one's hopes, dreams, goals, etc
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