Origin of inconsolableClassical Latin inconsolabilis
This woman is inconsolable.
When your beloved husband died and nothing anyone can say will make you feel better, this is an example of when you are inconsolable.
- in′con·sol′a·bil′i·ty in′con·sol′a·ble·ness
(comparative more inconsolable, superlative most inconsolable)
- Not consolable
- When colicky babies appear inconsolable, sometimes the only way to comfort them is to carry them close to your body.
- The shaking may occur as a response of frustration to the baby's inconsolable crying or as an action of routine abuse.
- The inconsolable crying begins suddenly; the legs may be drawn up, and the belly distended.
- He'll be inconsolable, Linda said with a delighted laugh.
- Comte was as inconsolable after Madame de Vaux's death as D'Alembert after the death of Mademoiselle L'Espinasse.