A disconsolate winter landscape.
When a person is very sad and cannot be comforted or made happy, this is an example of someone who would be described as disconsolate.
When a hotel room is barren and offers no comforts, it is an example of a place that would be described as disconsolate.
Disconsolate at the loss of the dog.
Origin of disconsolate
- Middle English from Medieval Latin discōnsōlātus Latin dis- dis- cōnsōlātus past participle of cōnsōlārī to console console1
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Medieval Latin discōnsōlātus (“comfortless”), from Latin dis- (“away”) + cōnsōlātus (“consoled”).