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self-financing
self-flagellate
self-flagellation
Self-flattering
Self-flattery
self-forgetful
self-forgetfully
self-forgetfulness
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self-forgettingly
self-fruitful
self-fruitfulness
self-fulfillment
self-fulfilment
self-generated
self-generating
self-given
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self-glorification
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Self-glorious
self-glory
self-governance

self-fulfilling definitions

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1876 1. becoming real or true by virtue of having been predicted or expected <a self-fulfilling prophecy> 2. marked by or achieving self-fulfillment

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. (of a prophecy, forecast, etc.) bound to come true as a result of actions brought about by its being made.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you describe a statement or belief about the future as self-fulfilling, you mean that what is said or believed comes true because people expect it to come true. Fear of failure can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. ADJ



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