AskDefine | Define disconsolate

Dictionary Definition

disconsolate adj
1 sad beyond comforting; incapable of being consoled; "inconsolable when her son died" [syn: inconsolable, unconsolable] [ant: consolable]
2 causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather" [syn: blue, dark, depressing, dismal, dispiriting, gloomy, grim]

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English

Etymology

From the Middle Latin disconsolatus "comfortless" from the Latin dis- "away" + consolatus "to console".

Adjective

  1. cheerless, dreary
    I opened my eyes to this disconsolate day.
  2. seemingly beyond consolation; inconsolable
    For weeks after the death of her cat she was disconsolate..

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Translations

cheerless, dreary
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