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]
EtymologyFrom the Middle Latin disconsolatus "comfortless" from the Latin dis- "away" + consolatus "to console".
- German: trostlos
- German: untröstlich
affording no hope, apathetic, bad, black, bleak, cheerless, cold, comfortless, crestfallen, crushed, cut up, deep-troubled, dejected, depressed, depressing, desolate, desole, despairing, desperate, despondent, dismal, dispirited, doleful, down, downhearted, drear, forlorn, grim, heart-stricken, heart-struck, heartsick, heartsore, hopeless, in despair, inconsolable, joyless, low, melancholy, miserable, sick, sick at heart, somber, sorrowful, soul-sick, stricken, suicidal, unconsolable, unhappy, unhopeful, without hope, woebegone, woeful, wretched