unfulfilled

[ uhn-foo l-fild ]
/ ˌʌn fʊlˈfɪld /

adjective

not carried out or done: many unfulfilled requests.
not yet achieved: his unfulfilled dreams.
not happy or satisfied, from not having achieved one’s desires or full potential: I was feeling unfulfilled in my job.

Nearby words

  1. unfriended,
  2. unfriendly,
  3. unfrock,
  4. unfroze,
  5. unfruitful,
  6. unfunded,
  7. unfunded debt,
  8. unfunny,
  9. unfurl,
  10. unfurnished

Origin of unfulfilled


Related formsun·ful·fill·ing, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for unfulfilling

unfulfilled

/ (ˌʌnfʊlˈfɪld) /

adjective

not completed or achievedunfulfilled ambitions
not having achieved one's potential or desires
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Word Origin and History for unfulfilling

unfulfilled

adj.

late 14c., from un- (1) "not" + past participle of fulfill.

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