disconsolate

adjective dis·con·so·late \ dis-ˈkän(t)-sə-lət \
|Updated on: 11 Jul 2018

Definition of disconsolate

1 : cheerless
  • a clutch of disconsolate houses
  • —D. H. Lawrence
2 : dejected, downcast
  • the team returned disconsolate from three losses

disconsolately

adverb

disconsolateness

noun

disconsolation

play \(ˌ)dis-ˌkän(t)-sə-ˈlā-shən\ noun

Examples of disconsolate in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of disconsolate

Middle English, from Medieval Latin disconsolatus, from Latin dis- + consolatus, past participle of consolari to console

disconsolate Synonyms


DISCONSOLATE Defined for English Language Learners

disconsolate

Definition of disconsolate for English Language Learners

  • : very unhappy or sad


DISCONSOLATE Defined for Kids

disconsolate

adjective dis·con·so·late \ dis-ˈkän-sə-lət \

Definition of disconsolate for Students

: too sad to be cheered up
  • They still felt disconsolate, and Maddie wondered if she were going to be unhappy … forever.
  • —Eleanor Estes, The Hundred Dresses

disconsolately

adverb


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