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disconsolate

[ dis-kon-suh-lit ]
/ dɪsˈkɒn sə lɪt /
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Definition of disconsolate

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.
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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

synonym study for disconsolate

1, 2. See desolate.

OTHER WORDS FROM disconsolate

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

disconsolate
/ (dɪsˈkɒnsəlɪt) /

adjective
sad beyond comfort; inconsolable
disappointed; dejected

Derived forms of disconsolate

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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