- submissive or acquiescent.
- characterized by or indicative of resignation.
Origin of resigned
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Related Wordscalmly, bravely, quietly, meekly, dispassionately, enduringly, impassively, imperturbably, resignedly, submissively, tolerantly
Examples from the Web for resignedly
"This is likely to be an all-night session," he said resignedly.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
"Well," said Mrs. Tudor, resignedly, leaning back in her chair.Great Uncle Hoot-Toot
“Just my luck,” I murmured, resignedly, as Merrick came in with a tray.The First Violin
He compressed his lips and shrugged his shoulders, resignedly.The Education of Eric Lane
Time and again he trained his glasses on the ship only to drop them resignedly.Loot of the Void
Edwin K. Sloat
- characteristic of or proceeding from an attitude of resignation; acquiescent or submissive
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Word Origin and History for resignedly
"submissive, full of resignation," 1690s, past participle adjective from resign (v.). Related: Resignedly.
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