disconsolate

[ dis-kon-suh-lit ]
/ dɪsˈkɒn sə lɪt /

adjective

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

1325–75; Middle English < Medieval Latin disconsōlātus, equivalent to Latin dis- dis-1 + consōlātus consoled, past participle of consōlārī to console1; see -ate1

Related forms

dis·con·so·late·ly, adverbdis·con·so·la·tion [dis-kon-suh-ley-shuhn] /dɪsˌkɒn səˈleɪ ʃən/, dis·con·so·late·ness, noun

Synonym study

1, 2. See desolate.
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disconsolate

/ (dɪsˈkɒnsəlɪt) /

adjective

sad beyond comfort; inconsolable
disappointed; dejected

Derived Forms

disconsolately, adverbdisconsolateness or disconsolation, noun

Word Origin for disconsolate

C14: from Medieval Latin disconsōlātus, from dis- 1 + consōlātus comforted; see console 1
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