Synonyms of resignation
1 leavingDictionary • He has withdrawn his letter of resignation.
departure • The airline has more than 90 scheduled departures from here each day.
surrender • the unconditional surrender of the rebels
abandonment • their abandonment of the policy
abdication • There had been a complete abdication of responsibility.
renunciation • the renunciation of territory
2 acceptanceDictionary • He sighed with profound resignation.
acceptance • He thought about it for a moment, then nodded his reluctant acceptance.
patience • a burden which he has borne with great patience
submission • She nodded her head in submission.
compliance • Suddenly, he hated her for her compliance and passivity.
endurance • a test of endurance
fortitude • He suffered his illness with dignity and fortitude.
acquiescence • She smiled her acquiescence and resumed her seat.
, kicking up a fuss
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abandonmentThe abandonment of an idea or way of thinking is the act of stopping having the idea or of stopping thinking in that way.
• their abandonment of the policy
abdicationIf you say that someone has abdicated responsibility for something, you disapprove of them because they have refused to accept responsibility for it any longer. (noun)
• There had been a complete abdication of responsibility.
• He thought about it for a moment, then nodded his reluctant acceptance.
Thesaurus for resignation from the Collins English Thesaurus