- submissive or acquiescent.
- characterized by or indicative of resignation.
Origin of resigned
- to sign again.
- to renew or extend a contract.
Origin of re-sign
- to give up an office or position, often formally (often followed by from): to resign from the presidency.
- to submit; yield: to resign before the inevitable.
- to give up (an office, position, etc.), often formally.
- to relinquish (a right, claim, agreement, etc.).
- to give or sign over, as to the control or care of another: She resigned her child to an adoption agency.
- to submit (oneself, one's mind, etc.) without resistance.
Origin of resign
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Examples from the Web for resigned
Normally, 434 members (minus Michael Grimm who resigned) would vote for Speaker.Democrats Accidentally Save Boehner From Republican Coup
Ben Jacobs, Jackie Kucinich
January 6, 2015
President Rhee resigned soon thereafter and was secreted out of the country to Hawaii by the American CIA.Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea
December 30, 2014
Once she lost the chairmanship of her Kadima party, Tzipi Livni resigned and formed a new party—Hatenua.Goodbye to Israel’s Lousy Government (Let’s Hope the Next One Isn’t Worse)
December 4, 2014
Brooks resigned his seat but was immediately returned by his district in a special election.Election Day Is Scarier Than Halloween
P. J. O’Rourke
November 1, 2014
And while Mitchell was appointed to the board, he resigned earlier this year while under pressure over conflicts of interest.At This Creepy Libertarian Charter School, Kids Must Swear ‘to Be Obedient to Those in Authority’
October 15, 2014
Following the example of his predecessor, in 1868, Mr. Gladstone resigned.
It was in February, 1855, that Mr. Gladstone resigned his seat in the Cabinet.
They were soon after married, and he resigned his command at the fort.A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion
William Dobein James
Until then she had been resigned, she felt so strong and confident as she awaited the miracle.The Dream
"I worry so about its disorderliness that I won't go in," she used to say, in a resigned way.Quaint Courtships
- characteristic of or proceeding from an attitude of resignation; acquiescent or submissive
- (when intr , often foll by from) to give up tenure of (a job, office, etc)
- (tr) to reconcile (oneself) to; yieldto resign oneself to death
- (tr) to give up (a right, claim, etc); relinquishhe resigned his claim to the throne
- to sign (a document, etc) again
Word Origin and History for resigned
"submissive, full of resignation," 1690s, past participle adjective from resign (v.). Related: Resignedly.
late 14c., "give up, surrender, abandon, submit; relinquish," from Old French resigner "renounce, relinquish" (13c.), from Latin resignare "to check off, annul, cancel, give back, give up," from re- "opposite" (see re-) + signare "to make an entry in an account book," literally "to mark" (see sign (v.)).
The sense is of making an entry (signum) "opposite" -- on the credit side -- balancing the former mark and thus canceling the claim it represents. The specific meaning of "give up a position" is first recorded late 14c. Sense of "to give (oneself) up to some emotion or situation" is from 1718. Related: Resigned; resigning.