inconsolable

[in-kuh n-soh-luh-buh l]

adjective

not able to be comforted or consoled; disconsolate: She was inconsolable when her son died.

Nearby words

  1. inconsiderable,
  2. inconsiderate,
  3. inconsideration,
  4. inconsistency,
  5. inconsistent,
  6. inconsonant,
  7. inconspicuous,
  8. inconstance,
  9. inconstancy,
  10. inconstant

Origin of inconsolable

1590–1600; < Latin inconsōlābilis. See in-3, consolable

Related formsin·con·sol·a·bil·i·ty, in·con·sol·a·ble·ness, nounin·con·sol·a·bly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for inconsolability

inconsolable

adjective

incapable of being consoled or comforted; disconsolate
Derived Formsinconsolability or inconsolableness, nouninconsolably, adverb

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Word Origin and History for inconsolability

inconsolable

adj.

c.1500 (implied in inconsolably), from Latin inconsolabilis "inconsolable," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + consolabilis "consolable," from consolari (see console (v.)).

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