[ in-kuhn-soh-luh-buhl ]
/ ˌɪn kənˈsoʊ lə bəl /
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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 inconsolablein·con·sol·a·bil·i·ty, in·con·sol·a·ble·ness, nounin·con·sol·a·bly, adverb
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How to use inconsolable in a sentence
And the kind soul continued to sob inconsolably over the fate of his misguided friend.Dream Tales and Prose Poems|Ivan Turgenev
I have not time to enlarge now, for which I believe you will not be inconsolably grieved.History of the Negro Race in America From 1619 to 1880. Vol 1|George W. Williams
When I had thus been carried away, which happened often enough, I wept inconsolably; but that did not correct me.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13|Elbert Hubbard
The prophet, too, had a wife, who wept inconsolably—and all the rest seemed to have some one or other to care for them.The Great Hunger|Johan Bojer
Edward, what did you see in a book that made you cry so violently and inconsolably when you just a toddler?The Capgras Shift|Sam Vaknin
British Dictionary definitions for inconsolable
/ (ˌɪnkənˈsəʊləbəl) /
incapable of being consoled or comforted; disconsolate
Derived forms of inconsolableinconsolability or inconsolableness, nouninconsolably, adverb
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