Definition of fulfilled in US English:



  • Satisfied or happy because of fully developing one's abilities or character.

    ‘I am confident in this role and feel fulfilled’
    ‘they lead contented and fulfilled lives’
    • ‘He is going to make a future partner very fulfilled sexually.’
    • ‘In setting the scene for my post I would love to recount a tale of blissful youth, a text-book joyride throughout early adulthood culminating in a fulfilled maturity.’
    • ‘Medical reason or not, higher risk or not, us mothers of caesarean-section babies are no less fulfilled than any other mother, end of story.’
    • ‘What does a precise understanding of sperm production in the testicles or egg production in the ovary contribute to a more fulfilled or happier sex life?’
    • ‘She may be unable to recall the four digit code for her new combination boiler in order to run a bath, but she can share with the audience the secrets for a fulfilled, successful life.’
    • ‘We had a big enough income from my husband's job, and I knew I'd feel more fulfilled and happy spending Chloe's early years with her.’
    • ‘Unintentionally, Anne's step showed her to be a wise and unpretentious woman, whose only aspirations for her children were that that they live happy and fulfilled lives.’
    • ‘They must decide for themselves what being rich and fulfilled means.’
    • ‘He guarantees you a great future and a fulfilled life.’
    • ‘Apart from excitement and the odd growl, they have always been friendly encounters with happy, fulfilled dogs and pleasant, responsible dog handlers.’
    • ‘Many people's health, their livelihoods, environment and prospects for a secured and fulfilled future are being destroyed.’
    • ‘I wish you all every happiness in your relationships, work hard to make it work for you all and you will have a long and happy fulfilled life together.’
    • ‘He squeezes every possible ounce of emotion out of those two octaves and the restricted range of his voice - characteristic of the man who believes in living a fulfilled life.’
    • ‘Successful or not, the efforts to produce well-rounded, fulfilled scholars will go on, as they do in schools up and down the country.’
    • ‘She sees a bigger picture. ‘It's all about defining a fulfilled life in a culture that has no real experience of people in their eighties and nineties.’’
    • ‘We cannot, of course, defer working on social problems until we attain a critical mass of fulfilled people capable of saving the planet.’
    • ‘Most parents and other family members want their children to be happy, to have a fulfilled, rewarding life.’
    • ‘A large number of people with cancer overcome the disease and live fulfilled lives for many years.’
    • ‘As a result, it was part of my private agenda to find older gay men who had figured out how to grow up and grow old as happy, fulfilled men.’
    • ‘The imagery evokes the sense of transforming the mundane lives of ordinary individuals into extraordinary, fulfilled ones.’
    satisfied, content, contented, happy, pleased, gratified, comfortable, serene, placid, untroubled, at ease, at peace
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