disconsolate


dis·con·so·late

adjective \dis-ˈkän(t)-sə-lət\

: very unhappy or sad

Full Definition of DISCONSOLATE

1
:  cheerless <a clutch of disconsolate houses — D. H. Lawrence>
2
:  dejected, downcast <the team returned disconsolate from three losses>
dis·con·so·late·ly adverb
dis·con·so·late·ness noun
dis·con·so·la·tion \(ˌ)dis-ˌkän(t)-sə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

Examples of DISCONSOLATE

  1. Campaign workers grew increasingly disconsolate as the results came in.
  2. <spent her last years in the disconsolate environs of a cheap boarding house>

Origin of DISCONSOLATE

Middle English, from Medieval Latin disconsolatus, from Latin dis- + consolatus, past participle of consolari to console
First Known Use: 14th century

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