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OTHER WORDS FROM resignedre·sign·ed·ly [ri-zahy-nid-lee], /rɪˈzaɪ nɪd li/, adverbre·sign·ed·ness, nounself-re·signed, adjectiveun·re·signed, adjective
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What does resigned mean?
Resigned is an adjective that means having an accepting, unresisting attitude or in a state of submission.
A person who is resigned is often in a state of realization that the negative situation that is happening to them will continue to happen and that they can’t do anything to stop it.
The word is especially used in phrases like resigned to one’s fate or resigned to the fact that (something is happening).
Resigned is also the past tense of the verb resign. Resign most commonly means to quit a job, but it can also mean to submit or yield. The noun form resignation can mean a state of submission or acquiescence, as in There is a sense of resignation in the room now that most of the votes are in and there doesn’t appear to be any path to victory.
Example: Even if I ace the test, it won’t bring up my average enough, so I’m resigned to the fact that I’m going to fail the class.
Where does resigned come from?
The first records of the verb resign come from the 1300s, and resigned has been used as an adjective since at least the 1500s. It is ultimately derived from the Latin verb resignāre, meaning “give up” or “unseal, invalidate, destroy.”
When a person is described as resigned, it typically implies that they recognize that there is nothing left to be done to improve the situation. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they have given up, but it can. When used as an adjective, the word defeated has a similar meaning. A person who appears resigned or defeated looks like they know they’ve lost. The phrase resigned to one’s fate means a person has accepted the inevitable.
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What are some other forms related to resigned?
- resign (verb)
- resignedly (adverb)
- resignedness (noun)
- self-resigned (adjective)
- unresigned (adjective)
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How is resigned used in real life?
Resigned is always used in the context of negative situations—people are resigned to failure or defeat, not success or victory.
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— Patriotic Geek (@PatrioticGeek) April 22, 2013
I'm resigned to the fact this is gonna be one those rainy summers in ATL that comes every couple years.
— #𝙒𝙚𝙖𝙧𝘼𝙈𝙖𝙨𝙠 𝙁𝙤𝙧 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘾𝙪𝙡𝙩𝙪𝙧𝙚 ⭐ (@FTCUTD) June 15, 2020
This series (or Game 4 in particular) should NOT be a referendum on the MJ vs. LBJ debate. "Resigned to your fate and the unstoppable will of the universe" is not the same as "giving up."
— Gerald Bourguet (@GeraldBourguet) June 9, 2018
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Is resigned used correctly in the following sentence?
She’s not a quitter—she’s just resigned to her fate.
Example sentences 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|DAILY BEAST
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|Rich Goldstein|December 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It's clear he doesn't like my compromise, but he seems resigned.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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)|Alon Ben-Meir|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Brooks resigned his seat but was immediately returned by his district in a special election.
There were other children beside, and two nurse-maids followed, looking disagreeable and resigned.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
At the end of the first year, however, she resigned this privilege because she did not wish to accept the conditions of the gift.Women in the fine arts, from the Seventh Century B.C. to the Twentieth Century A.D.|Clara Erskine Clement
The soldier lackey resigned the reins to Rabecque, and requested Monsieur de Garnache to follow him.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
It was resigned to the Spanish governmental system of spoliation, and no one thought of reforms.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
The Marshal proved how often a strong soldier may be a weak politician, and in 1834 he resigned office.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison