Definition of self-fulfillment in English:

self-fulfillment

(British self-fulfilment)

noun

  • The fulfillment of one's hopes and ambitions.

    ‘it is the striving for self-fulfillment which guides our lives’
    • ‘The only truly good performance is one that gives joy and self-fulfillment to the performer.’
    • ‘The perfection of the self is key, going hand-in-hand with self-knowledge, self-responsibility and self-fulfillment.’
    • ‘Some people simply weigh their priorities as to how they will expend their energies and pursue self-fulfilment - and decide either not to have children or to be content with one child.’
    • ‘Today, a number of tactics - from prenuptial agreements to cultivating the virtues of solo living - are used to manage the perceived risks of self-fulfilment.’
    • ‘We can hardly be blamed for striving for bliss and self-fulfillment in our romantic lives - our inalienable right to the pursuit of happiness is guaranteed in the first blueprint of American society.’
    • ‘The history of humankind is the history of human endeavour to at each stage deepen the democratic processes by removing hindrances to further human self-fulfilment.’
    • ‘A major strand is that all the great philosophical issues are seen in terms of modernity, a defining characteristic of which is the quest for self-fulfilment.’
    • ‘An alternative way of evaluating what is happening is to stress people's continuing search for self-fulfilment and emotional satisfaction from their intimate relationships.’
    • ‘In other words, the location of meaning and purpose in this world is to be found through individual self-fulfilment involving judgments that inevitably vary among people.’
    • ‘Available in German and Italian languages, the website promises to open for all a journey of mind-soul, of self-discovery and self-fulfilment.’
    • ‘Some common idols are national power and glory, money and prosperity, status and reputation, ideologies and ideals of many sorts, pleasure and self-fulfilment, comfort and security, heroes and heroines.’
    • ‘We offer a route for you to finally make the move into independence, financial security and self-fulfilment.’
    • ‘No longer is love a spontaneous emotion, a transcendent state of being, a necessary evil on the path to self-fulfilment.’
    • ‘The aim of today's happiness crusade seems to be to politicise the quest for self-fulfilment.’
    • ‘Literature is born primarily of the writer's need for self-fulfilment.’
    • ‘Developing a private practice can give you the best of all worlds: career, independence, and the indescribable pleasure of self-fulfillment.’
    • ‘It is in many respects a recession of self-fulfilment.’
    • ‘Gone is the productive husband-wife bond defined by mutual sacrifice and cooperative labor, replaced by dual-careerist vistas of self-fulfillment and consumer satisfaction.’
    • ‘While it's true that applying maths to anything other than counting calories is not compulsory, improving your mind is the path to self-fulfilment.’
    • ‘How fabulous is it that the pursuit of happiness and self-fulfillment can be achieved with the help of the diving industry!’

Pronunciation:

self-fulfillment

/ˈˌself fə(l)ˈfilmənt/