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self-fulfilling Syllabification: self-ful·fill·ing

Definition of self-fulfilling in English:


(Of an opinion or prediction) bound to be proved correct or to come true as a result of behavior caused by its being expressed: expecting something to be bad can turn out to be a self-fulfilling prophecy
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  • Some have warned that labelling children in this way can be counterproductive, perhaps proving to be a self-fulfilling prophecy.
  • Williams told everyone who would listen that his players were useless, and it eventually proved to be a self-fulfilling prophecy.
  • Reportedly, he has said he is to be a one-term prime minister, which may prove to be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Words that rhyme with self-fulfilling

deskilling, filling, grilling, killing, Pilling, quilling, Schilling, shilling, Trilling, unfulfilling, willing
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