self-fulfillment
noun Date: circa 1864 fulfillment of oneself

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • self-fulfillment — [self′fəl fil′mənt] n. fulfillment of one s aspirations, hopes, etc. through one s own efforts …   English World dictionary

  • self-fulfillment — n. to achieve; seek self fulfillment …   Combinatory dictionary

  • self-fulfillment — /self fool fil meuhnt, self /, n. the act or fact of fulfilling one s ambitions, desires, etc., through one s own efforts. Also, esp. Brit., self fulfilment. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • self fulfillment — self realization, self actualization …   English contemporary dictionary

  • self-fulfillment — self′ fulfill′ment n. the act or fact of fulfilling one s ambitions, desires, etc., through one s own efforts • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • self-fulfillment — noun the fulfillment of your capacities • Syn: ↑self realization, ↑self realisation • Hypernyms: ↑fulfillment, ↑fulfilment …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-fulfillment — noun The full use of ones own abilities …   Wiktionary

  • self-fulfilling — [self′fəl fil′iŋ] adj. 1. bringing about self fulfillment 2. brought to fulfillment chiefly as an effect of having been expected or predicted [a self fulfilling prophecy] …   English World dictionary

  • Self — Self, n.; pl. {Selves}. 1. The individual as the object of his own reflective consciousness; the man viewed by his own cognition as the subject of all his mental phenomena, the agent in his own activities, the subject of his own feelings, and the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-fulfilling — /self fool fil ing/, adj. 1. characterized by or bringing about self fulfillment. 2. happening or brought about as a result of being foretold, expected, or talked about: a self fulfilling prophecy. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

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