- 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 disconsolation
Then would anxiety, incertitude, and disconsolation possess the bosom of Melissa, until dissipated by his safe return.Alonzo and Melissa
Daniel Jackson, Jr.
The theme occasioned as much enthusiasm as could be expected from hearts saddened by disconsolation.The Siege of Kimberley
Dolf Springer sat on the door-step, his head hunched down between his shoulders, a very picture of disconsolation.Sudden Jim
Clarence Budington Kelland
He seemed to be anxious to be rid of her, and she went away in some disconsolation at his abrupt change of manner.Sylvia & Michael
- 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 disconsolation
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