follow Dictionary.com

Write a Super Short Story to win an iPod!

resignation

[rez-ig-ney-shuh n] /ˌrɛz ɪgˈneɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of resigning.
2.
a formal statement, document, etc., stating that one gives up an office, position, etc.
3.
an accepting, unresisting attitude, state, etc.; submission; acquiescence:
to meet one's fate with resignation.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Middle French < Medieval Latin resignātiōn- (stem of resignātiō) a canceling, rescinding, equivalent to Latin resignāt(us) (past participle of resignāre to resign; see -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
nonresignation, noun
proresignation, adjective
Synonyms
1, 2. abdication. 3. patience, compliance, forbearance.
Antonyms
3. recalcitrance.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for pro resignation

resignation

/ˌrɛzɪɡˈneɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act of resigning
2.
a formal document stating one's intention to resign
3.
a submissive unresisting attitude; passive acquiescence
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for pro resignation

resignation

n.

late 14c., "act of resigning" (an office, etc.), from Old French resignation (14c.) and directly from Medieval Latin resignationem (nominative resignatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin resignare (see resign). Meaning "submission, acquiescence" is from 1640s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for resignation

Most English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for pro

5
6
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for pro resignation