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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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  • She even stooped and patted the unresigned little dog as she passed him, going into the house.

    The Life of Nancy Sarah Orne Jewett
  • She had come to Chicago to be with it, and it had deserted her, leaving in its place a painful longing, an unresigned despair.

    Song of the Lark Willa Cather
  • The pretty inconsequential girl had developed into a woman, hardened yet unresigned.

  • But these things did not save him a final, unresigned sigh when he realized that he had to go to work—right away.

    Flappers and Philosophers F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • I am resigned to my fate now, so I don't think I'll go out for fear I'll get unresigned again.

    Anne Of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery
British Dictionary definitions for unresigned

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 unresigned

resigned

adj.

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

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