adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin disconsolatus, from Latin dis- + consolatus, past participle of consolari to console Date: 14th century 1. cheerless <
a clutch of disconsolate houses — D. H. Lawrence
2. dejected, downcast <
the team returned disconsolate from three losses
disconsolately adverbdisconsolateness noundisconsolation noun

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  • Disconsolate — Dis*con so*late, a. [LL. disconsolatus; L. dis + consolatus, p. p. of consolari to console. See {Console}, v. t.] 1. Destitute of consolation; deeply dejected and dispirited; hopelessly sad; comfortless; filled with grief; as, a bereaved and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disconsolate — Dis*con so*late, n. Disconsolateness. [Obs.] Barrow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disconsolate — I adjective afflicted, anguished, atrabilious, bereaved, brokenhearted, burdened, careworn, cast down, cheerless, comfortless, crestfallen, crushed, dejected, depressed, desolate, despairing, despondent, discouraged, disheartened, dismal,… …   Law dictionary

  • disconsolate — (adj.) c.1400, from M.L. disconsolatus comfortless, from L. dis away (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + consolatus, pp. of consolari (see CONSOLE (Cf. console) (v.)). Related: Disconsolately …   Etymology dictionary

  • disconsolate — woebegone, *downcast, dejected, depressed, dispirited Analogous words: inconsolable, comfortless (see affirmative verbs at COMFORT): sorrowful, woeful (see corresponding nouns at SORROW): *melancholy, doleful …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • disconsolate — [adj] depressed, unhappy bad, black, blue, cheerless, cold, comfortless, crestfallen, crushed, dark, dejected, desolate, despairing, destroyed, dispirited, distressed, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, dreary, forlorn, gloomy, grief stricken …   New thesaurus

  • disconsolate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unable to be comforted or consoled; very unhappy. DERIVATIVES disconsolately adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • disconsolate — [dis kän′sə lit, dis′kän′sə lit] adj. [ME < ML disconsolatus < L dis + consolatus, pp. of consolari: see DIS & CONSOLE1] 1. so unhappy that nothing will comfort; inconsolable; dejected 2. causing or suggesting dejection; cheerless… …   English World dictionary

  • disconsolate — disconsolately, adv. disconsolation /dis kon seuh lay sheuhn/, disconsolateness, n. /dis kon seuh lit/, adj. 1. without consolation or solace; hopelessly unhappy; inconsolable: Loss of her pet dog made her disconsolate. 2. characterized by or… …   Universalium

  • disconsolate — adjective a) cheerless, dreary I opened my eyes to this disconsolate day. b) seemingly beyond consolation; inconsolable For weeks after the death of her cat she was disconsolate. Syn …   Wiktionary

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