Inconsolable In`con*sol"a*ble, a. [L. inconsolabilis: cf. F. inconsolable. See {In-} not, and {Console}.] Not consolable; incapable of being consoled; grieved beyond susceptibility of comfort; disconsolate. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

With inconsolable distress she griev'd, And from her cheek the rose of beauty fled. --Falconer. -- {In`con*sol"a*ble*ness}, n. -- {In`con*sol"a*bly}, adv.

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  • inconsolableness — noun see inconsolable …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inconsolableness — See inconsolability. * * * …   Universalium

  • inconsolableness — in·con·sol·able·ness …   English syllables

  • inconsolableness — noun see inconsolable * * * inconsolˈability or inconsolˈableness noun • • • Main Entry: ↑inconsolable …   Useful english dictionary

  • inconsolable — adjective Etymology: Latin inconsolabilis, from in + consolabilis consolable Date: 1596 incapable of being consoled ; disconsolate • inconsolableness noun • inconsolably adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inconsolable — inconsolability, inconsolableness, n. inconsolably, adv. /in keuhn soh leuh beuhl/, adj. not consolable; that cannot be comforted; disconsolate: She was inconsolable when her son died. [1590 1600; < L inconsolabilis. See IN 3, CONSOLABLE] * * * …   Universalium

  • inconsolable — /ɪnkənˈsoʊləbəl/ (say inkuhn sohluhbuhl) adjective not consolable: inconsolable grief. –inconsolability /ˌɪnkənsoʊləˈbɪləti/ (say .inkuhnsohluh biluhtee), inconsolableness, noun –inconsolably, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • inconsolable — [in΄kən sōl′ə bəl] adj. [L inconsolabilis] that cannot be consoled; disconsolate; brokenhearted inconsolability n. inconsolableness inconsolably adv …   English World dictionary

  • inconsolable — adj. (of a person, grief, etc.) that cannot be consoled or comforted. Derivatives: inconsolability n. inconsolableness n. inconsolably adv. Etymology: F inconsolable or L inconsolabilis (as IN (1), consolabilis f. consolari CONSOLE(1)) …   Useful english dictionary

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