Disconsolate meaning

dĭs-kŏnsə-lĭt
Cheerless; gloomy.

A disconsolate winter landscape.

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The definition of disconsolate is someone who cannot be comforted, or is a place or thing that offers no comforts.

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.

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Seeming beyond consolation; extremely dejected.

Disconsolate at the loss of the dog.

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So unhappy that nothing will comfort; inconsolable; dejected.
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Causing or suggesting dejection; cheerless.
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I opened my eyes to this disconsolate day.

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Seemingly beyond consolation; inconsolable.

For weeks after the death of her cat she was disconsolate.

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(obsolete) Disconsolateness.

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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”).

    From Wiktionary