Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

fulfillment - definition and synonyms


What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.



Thesaurus diagram

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary. Click on the thesaurus category heading under the button in an entry to see the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

noun     fulfillment pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
  1. 1
    [uncountable] a feeling of happiness and satisfaction, especially because you are doing something important or using your abilities

    Being a doctor gives me a real sense of fulfillment.

    Synonyms and related words
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the act of doing something that is promised or expected
    fulfillment of:

    She has been assiduous in the fulfillment of her duties.

    1. a.
      [countable/uncountable] the act of making something happen
      fulfillment of:

      fulfillment of a prediction/prophecy

Open Dictionary


a rise in the level of a stream or river

add a word


A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog
Macmillan learn live love play