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self-fulfilment

noun [U] uk   /ˌself.fʊlˈfɪl.mənt/ us  
a feeling of satisfaction that you have achieved what you wanted: When the options are unemployment or a boring job, having babies can seem like the only means of self-fulfilment.
self-fulfilled
adjective uk   /ˌself.fʊlˈfɪld/ us  
Translations of “self-fulfilment”
in Chinese (Traditional) 自我實現, 自我滿足…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自我实现感, 自我满足感…
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