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English definition of “resignation”

resignation

noun [U] (ACCEPTING)    /ˌrez.ɪɡˈneɪ.ʃən/
C2 a sad feeling of accepting something that you do not like because you cannot easily change it: They received the news with resignation.Tolerating and enduringCoping and not copingDealing with things or peopleAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyAccepting and agreeingApproving and approval
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