without consolation or solace; hopelessly unhappy; inconsolable: Loss of her pet dog made her disconsolate.
characterized by or causing dejection; cheerless; gloomy: disconsolate prospects.
- dis·con·so·late·ly, adverb
- dis·con·so·la·tion [dis-kon-suh-ley-shuhn], /dɪsˌkɒn səˈleɪ ʃən/, dis·con·so·late·ness, noun
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How to use disconsolate in a sentence
The first man my eyes lighted upon as I stepped inside was MacRae, humped disconsolately on the edge of a bunk.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
"I have shame," sighed Ethel, walking across the room disconsolately, to put a book into a shelf.The Daisy Chain | Charlotte Yonge
My trunks, which I had sent ahead by express, were standing disconsolately on the kitchen porch.The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
"I haven't even a peg on which to hang a Scottish ancestor," said Salemina disconsolately.Penelope's Experiences in Scotland | Kate Douglas Wiggin
Disconsolately the School team lined up behind their disgraced goal.Sinister Street, vol. 1 | Compton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for disconsolate
sad beyond comfort; inconsolable
- disconsolately, adverb
- disconsolateness or disconsolation, noun
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