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resigned

[ri-zahynd] /rɪˈzaɪnd/
adjective
1.
submissive or acquiescent.
2.
characterized by or indicative of resignation.
Origin of resigned
1645-1655
1645-55; resign + -ed2
Related forms
resignedly
[ri-zahy-nid-lee] /rɪˈzaɪ nɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
resignedness, noun
self-resigned, adjective
unresigned, adjective
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Examples from the Web for resignedly
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  • "He's no' that ill—as men-folk gang," said The Macintosh, resignedly.

    Bud Neil Munro
  • “Go ahead and get the agony over with, then,” said Bob, resignedly.

  • And, after puffing in silence awhile, he said resignedly, "I am an unnatural monster."

    Hard Cash Charles Reade
  • "Of course I can't have the hat," returned Betty resignedly.

    A Little Girl in Old Boston Amanda Millie Douglas
  • Lifts himself on to the shoulder of the grand piano and sits there swinging his legs and contemplating Craven resignedly.

    The Philanderer George Bernard Shaw
  • "Like the handwriting on the wall," the captain said resignedly.

  • "I could expect no better terms," said Captain Horton, resignedly.

  • "Very well, I will," she said resignedly, allowing herself to be comforted.

    The Music Master Charles Klein
  • Then he set the bottle down, resignedly, and took the rest of his dinner dry.

    A Tramp Abroad, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • She looked at him resignedly, then she flushed to her eyes and followed him.

    The Bishop of Cottontown John Trotwood Moore
British Dictionary definitions for resignedly

resigned

/rɪˈzaɪnd/
adjective
1.
characteristic of or proceeding from an attitude of resignation; acquiescent or submissive
Derived Forms
resignedly (rɪˈzaɪnɪdlɪ) adverb
resignedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for resignedly

resigned

adj.

"submissive, full of resignation," 1690s, past participle adjective from resign (v.). Related: Resignedly.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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