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unfulfilled Line breaks: un|ful¦filled
Pronunciation: /ʌnfʊlˈfɪld/

Definition of unfulfilled in English:


1Not carried out or brought to completion: it was his unfulfilled ambition to write
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  • One of his unfulfilled ambitions is to write a scientific book on a particular forest and its inhabitants as well as write a book on wildlife photography.
  • Then I thought some more about the emotions brought about by an unfulfilled dream.
  • There is no harder burden to carry than an unfulfilled potential.
1.1Not having fully utilized or exploited one’s abilities or character: I was restless and unfulfilled
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  • First of all, I don't believe the characterization of being unfulfilled.
  • All the characters in Things You Can Tell are lonely and unfulfilled.
  • If people are unfulfilled and unhappy that carries over in the quality of their work.


Example sentences
  • Projections made on the back of a good year in 2004 will raise unfulfillable expectations in gullible consumers.
  • Thus, some unscrupulous types are getting rich off kids' unfulfillable dreams.
  • Filled with such longing, such unfulfillable longing, it had me trembling.
Pronunciation: /ˌʌnfʊlˈfɪlɪŋ/
Example sentences
  • She works hard at her craft but is constantly on the verge of being overwhelmed by the constant search for work, the unfulfilling roles, the overly demanding directors, the hostile critics, and obsessive perfectionism.
  • ‘After a series of unfulfilling jobs in sales and marketing, I decided, after being a dedicated amateur photographer, to become a full-time photographer,’ he said.
  • I was on the verge of deleting the e-mail - after all the unfulfilling church experiences in my hometown, I figured the last occupation I would ever want to enter was the ministry.

Words that rhyme with unfulfilled

build, deskilled, gild, guild, self-willed, sild, unfilled, unskilled, untilled, upbuild
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