Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “resignation”

resignation

noun [C or U]
 
 
/ˌrezɪɡˈneɪʃən/
HR, WORKPLACE the act of telling your employer that you have decided to leave your job: give in/hand in/offer your resignation I resolved to hand in my resignation on Tuesday. accept sb's resignation If you say you're leaving, I won't accept your resignation. The cuts triggered a wave of resignations. a resignation letter/letter of resignation
[U] the feeling of having to accept something that you do not like because you cannot easily change it: An experienced investor would accept these minor disappointments with resignation.
(Definition of resignation from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of resignation?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More Business English definitions for “resignation”

Definitions of “resignation” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

dawn on sb

If a fact dawns on you, you understand it after a period of not understanding it.

Word of the Day

Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.

by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More