unfulfilled

unfulfilled
[[t]ʌ̱nfʊlfɪ̱ld[/t]]
1) ADJ: usu ADJ n If you use unfulfilled to describe something such as a promise, ambition, or need, you mean that what was promised, hoped for, or needed has not happened.

Do you have any unfulfilled ambitions?

...angry at unfulfilled promises of jobs and decent housing...

The election had raised hopes that remain unfulfilled.

Ant:
fulfilled
2) ADJ-GRADED: usu v-link ADJ If you describe someone as unfulfilled, you mean that they feel dissatisfied with life or with what they have done.

You must let go of the idea that to be single is to be unhappy and unfulfilled...

He admitted that he still feels unfulfilled as a footballer.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • unfulfilled — index deficient, executory Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unfulfilled — (adj.) late 14c., from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + pp. of FULFILL (Cf. fulfill) …   Etymology dictionary

  • unfulfilled — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not fulfilled. DERIVATIVES unfulfillable adjective unfulfilling adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • unfulfilled — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • unfulfilled — un|ful|filled [ˌʌnfulˈfıld] adj 1.) an unfulfilled hope, desire, dream etc has not been achieved ▪ His dream of competing in the Olympics remained unfulfilled . 2.) someone who is unfulfilled feels they could be achieving more in their job,… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unfulfilled — adjective 1 a wish, desire, hope etc that is unfulfilled has not been achieved: All her own dreams and ambitions remained unfulfilled. 2 someone who is unfulfilled feels they could be achieving more in their job, relationship etc: Her job left… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • unfulfilled — un|ful|filled [ ,ʌnful fıld ] adjective unhappy because you have not achieved what you want: He felt unfulfilled working for his father. a. an unfulfilled wish has not been achieved: unfulfilled ambitions …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unfulfilled — UK [ˌʌnfʊlˈfɪld] / US adjective 1) unhappy because you have not achieved what you want He felt unfulfilled working for his father. 2) an unfulfilled wish has not been achieved unfulfilled ambitions …   English dictionary

  • unfulfilled — adj. Unfulfilled is used with these nouns: ↑ambition, ↑desire, ↑dream, ↑expectation, ↑hope, ↑potential, ↑promise …   Collocations dictionary

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