inconsolable

[ in-kuh n-soh-luh-buh l ]
/ ˌɪn kənˈsoʊ lə bəl /

adjective

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

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Origin of inconsolable

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

OTHER WORDS FROM inconsolable

in·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 inconsolable

inconsolable
/ (ˌɪnkənˈsəʊləbəl) /

adjective

incapable of being consoled or comforted; disconsolate

Derived forms of inconsolable

inconsolability or inconsolableness, nouninconsolably, adverb
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