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inconsolable

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

Simple Definition of inconsolable

  • : extremely sad and not able to be comforted

Full Definition of inconsolable

  1. :  incapable of being consoled :  disconsolate

in·con·sol·able·ness noun
in·con·sol·ably play \-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

Rhymes with inconsolable



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