Definition of resigned in English:



  • Having accepted something unpleasant that one cannot do anything about.

    ‘my response is a resigned shrug of the shoulders’
    • ‘Without treatment, a person with avoidant personality disorder may become resigned to a life of near or total isolation.’
    • ‘One by one, people tell their dark tales in solemn, angry and/or resigned tones.’
    • ‘Shrugging her shoulders as she says this, she is resigned rather than rational.’
    • ‘Three years later, they are resigned to the demands of parenthood.’
    • ‘He does seem resigned to her presence now.’
    • ‘Now, my response is a resigned shrug of the shoulders.’
    • ‘Instead of being outraged, many ranchers seemed resigned.’
    • ‘But today, she was more resigned to her fate.’
    • ‘Some argue at being stopped, others cajole, others are resigned.’
    • ‘There was a new tone not previously heard in his voice, a resigned one.’
    • ‘The town of 3,000 inhabitants are resigned to the bear sanctuary on their doorstep.’
    • ‘"I'm not concerned," he says with a resigned grin.’
    • ‘I was proud of myself for giving up for a while, than resigned, and then I realized that the whole thing was semantics anyway.’
    • ‘His work was a flaming call to arms; hers is resigned, melancholy, even funereal.’
    • ‘He seems to be resigned to the fact that there will be no indictments.’
    • ‘So they are resigned to the fact that there could be another deadly attack which they simply can't prevent.’
    • ‘They claim a minority are resigned to renting permanently.’
    • ‘There was an audible sign of resigned frustration from my fellow passengers.’
    • ‘Akiko glances at it and looks resigned, then hopeful.’
    • ‘Instead he seems to be happily resigned to it.’