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self-fulfillment Syllabification: self-ful·fill·ment
(British self-fulfilment)

Definition of self-fulfillment in English:


The fulfillment of one’s hopes and ambitions: it is the striving for self-fulfillment which guides our lives
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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