resigned

[ri-zahynd]

adjective

submissive or acquiescent.
characterized by or indicative of resignation.

Nearby words

  1. residuary,
  2. residue,
  3. residuum,
  4. resign,
  5. resignation,
  6. resignedly,
  7. resignee,
  8. resile,
  9. resilience,
  10. resiliency

Origin of resigned

First recorded in 1645–55; resign + -ed2

Related formsre·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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British Dictionary definitions for resignedly

resigned

adjective

characteristic of or proceeding from an attitude of resignation; acquiescent or submissive
Derived Formsresignedly (rɪˈzaɪnɪdlɪ), adverbresignedness, 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.

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