resignation

Resignation can mean either stepping down from a job or accepting an unpleasant but inevitable situation. You could even feel resignation as you announce your resignation.

Once you've announced or handed in your formal resignation to a job, organization, or political office, you're finished. You've formally quit or stepped down. If you've left the position due to budget cuts, you'll probably leave with a feeling of resignation — acknowledging that there's absolutely nothing you can do about it.

Primary Meanings of resignation

1.
n
the act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.)
2.
n
acceptance of despair
Full Definitions of resignation
1

n the act of giving up (a claim or office or possession etc.)

Types:
abdication, stepping down
a formal resignation and renunciation of powers
renouncement, renunciation
an act (spoken or written) declaring that something is surrendered or disowned
relinquishing, relinquishment
a verbal act of renouncing a claim or right or position etc.
Type of:
speech act
the use of language to perform some act

n a formal document giving notice of your intention to resign

“he submitted his resignation as of next month”
Types:
abdication, stepping down
the act of abdicating
Type of:
document, papers, written document
writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature)
2

n acceptance of despair

Synonyms:
surrender
Types:
defeatism
acceptance of the inevitability of defeat
Type of:
despair
the feeling that everything is wrong and nothing will turn out well

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