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resigned

Line breaks: re¦signed
Pronunciation: /rɪˈzʌɪnd
 
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Definition of resigned in English:

adjective

Having accepted something unpleasant that one cannot do anything about: my response is a resigned shrug of the shoulders
More example sentences
  • His work was a flaming call to arms; hers is resigned, melancholy, even funereal.
  • Instead of being outraged, many ranchers seemed resigned.
  • Some argue at being stopped, others cajole, others are resigned.

Derivatives

resignedly

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • ‘I really don't listen to anything to be honest with you,’ he resignedly admits from his Dallas home.
  • ‘I am facing decisions all my life,’ he said resignedly, while checking in luggage.
  • Having put my hats away for another year, I resignedly shake the mothballs from my woollens and resolutely turn to face the dark months ahead.

resignedness

2
noun
Example sentences
  • It fostered a certain resignedness, but also a great pride in its tenacity.
  • They all walked to their cars in various stages of grumpiness and resignedness.
  • Moreover, the film has a sort of resignedness to it...a man comes, stays, then leaves.

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