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English definition of “self-fulfilling”

self-fulfilling

adjective uk   /ˌself.fʊlˈfɪl.ɪŋ/ us  
happening because it is expected to happen: Pessimism is self-fulfilling - expect the worst and it happens.Inevitable
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