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inconsolable

adjective in·con·sol·able \ˌin-kən-ˈsō-lə-bəl\

: extremely sad and not able to be comforted

Full Definition of INCONSOLABLE

:  incapable of being consoled :  disconsolate
in·con·sol·able·ness noun
in·con·sol·ably \-blē\ adverb

Examples of INCONSOLABLE

  1. She was inconsolable when she learned that he had died.
  2. <he was inconsolable after the death of his wife>

Origin of INCONSOLABLE

Latin inconsolabilis, from in- + consolabilis consolable
First Known Use: 1596

Related to INCONSOLABLE

Synonyms
bad, blue, brokenhearted, cast down, crestfallen, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, droopy, forlorn, gloomy, glum, hangdog, heartbroken, heartsick, heartsore, heavyhearted, sad, joyless, low, low-spirited, melancholic, melancholy, miserable, mournful, saddened, sorrowful, sorry, unhappy, woebegone, woeful, wretched
Antonyms
blissful, buoyant, buoyed, cheerful, cheery, chipper, delighted, glad, gladdened, gladsome, gleeful, happy, joyful, joyous, jubilant, sunny, upbeat

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