View synonyms for unfulfilled


[ uhn-fool-fild ]


  1. not carried out or done:

    many unfulfilled requests.

  2. not yet achieved:

    his unfulfilled dreams.

  3. not happy or satisfied, from not having achieved one’s desires or full potential:

    I was feeling unfulfilled in my job.


/ ˌʌnfʊlˈfɪld /


  1. not completed or achieved

    unfulfilled ambitions

  2. not having achieved one's potential or desires

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  • unful·filling adjective

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All laboratory attempts to directly detect dark matter — seen only indirectly by the effect its gravity has on the motions of stars and galaxies — have gone unfulfilled.

Capretz said many of the goals of the first Climate Action Plan – passed in 2015, to national fanfare – remain unfulfilled seven years later, because it didn’t set hard deadlines and cost estimates.

He has his reasons, and he rarely leaves dissatisfied or unfulfilled.

In addition to setting a deadline to notify parents of virus cases, the measure also requires the school system to update the council monthly on Bowser’s as-yet-unfulfilled vow to hire coronavirus facilitators and full-time substitute teachers.

Meanwhile, powerful economies continue to discharge poisonous emissions along with unfulfilled pledges to fund losses and damages.

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When we meet them, their lives are unfulfilled, and at no point are we convinced their condition will change.

As the year draws to a close, these goals remain unfulfilled and the news from CAR continues to be harrowing.

Jones, it should be said, is also aces as the unfulfilled housewife (a role she plays very convincingly on Mad Men).

Now 27 years later, the giant, unfinished shell is a reminder of the country's unfulfilled tourism dreams.

And yet, for more than two months, these simple requests have gone unfulfilled.

It was not despair; but it seemed to her as if life were passing by, leaving its promise broken and unfulfilled.

I could fill many pages with unfulfilled prophecies from the Old and New Testaments.

Of all the pleasures he pursued, of all the desires he cherished, only one remained unfulfilled—a tour abroad.

And the moments were flying, and his promise to Renford and Harvey still remained unfulfilled.

Death has consecrated thy prediction, but it is yet unfulfilled.


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