resigned Definition

having accepted that something unpleasant must happen or be true and cannot be changed.

Using resigned: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "resigned" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She was resigned to the fact that she would have to work overtime.

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    He resigned himself to the idea that he might never see her again.

  • Example

    The team was resigned to losing the game.

  • Example

    I am resigned to the fact that I will never be rich.

resigned Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with resigned

  • accepting that one's future is predetermined and cannot be changed


    After years of trying to change his circumstances, he became resigned to fate.

  • accepting that something unpleasant is going to happen and cannot be avoided


    She was resigned to the inevitable outcome of the surgery.

  • voluntarily leaving a job or position


    He resigned from his position as CEO of the company.

Origins of resigned

from Latin 'resignare', meaning 'to unseal, annul'


Summary: resigned in Brief

The term 'resigned' [rɪˈzaɪnd] refers to having accepted an unpleasant truth or situation that cannot be changed. It implies a sense of acceptance, as in 'She was resigned to the fact that she would have to work overtime.' 'Resigned' extends into phrases like 'resigned to fate,' and 'resigned from a position,' denoting voluntary departure. The antonyms include 'hopeful' and 'optimistic.'