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self-fulfilling

adjective uk   us   /ˌself.fʊlˈfɪl.ɪŋ/
happening because it is expected to happen: Pessimism is self-fulfilling - expect the worst and it happens.
Translations of “self-fulfilling”
in Chinese (Traditional) 自我實現的, 自然會實現的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自我实现的, 自然会实现的…
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