- without consolation or solace; hopelessly unhappy; inconsolable: Loss of her pet dog made her disconsolate.
- characterized by or causing dejection; cheerless; gloomy: disconsolate prospects.
Origin of disconsolate
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1. heartbroken, dejected. 1, 2. sad, melancholy, sorrowful, miserable.
1, 2. See desolate.
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Examples from the Web for disconsolate
The various theories of disconsolate liberals all suffer from a failure to compare Obama with any plausible baseline.The Hillary Fantasy
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Mrs. Bines, so complacent overnight, was the most disconsolate one of the group.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
Mrs. Rushton was sitting at her work, in rather a disconsolate frame of mind.Brave and Bold
What was the use of wandering about the house in this disconsolate manner?The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
Tubby was disconsolate because the supply was so limited and the demand so great.The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields
Lieut. Howard Payson
The disconsolate journalist had seated himself at a writing-table.The Return of Sherlock Holmes
Arthur Conan Doyle
- sad beyond comfort; inconsolable
- disappointed; dejected
C14: from Medieval Latin disconsōlātus, from dis- 1 + consōlātus comforted; see console 1
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Word Origin and History for disconsolate
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