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resigned

[ri-zahynd] /rɪˈzaɪnd/
adjective
1.
submissive or acquiescent.
2.
characterized by or indicative of resignation.
Origin
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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British Dictionary definitions for resignedness

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 resignedness

resigned

adj.

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

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