Definition of disconsolate
- a clutch of disconsolate houses
- —D. H. Lawrence
Campaign workers grew increasingly disconsolate as the results came in.
spent her last years in the disconsolate environs of a cheap boarding house
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
bad, blue, brokenhearted, cast down, crestfallen, dejected, depressed, despondent, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, droopy, forlorn, gloomy, glum, hangdog, heartbroken, heartsick, heartsore, heavyhearted, inconsolable, joyless, low, low-spirited, melancholic, melancholy, miserable, mournful, sad, saddened, sorrowful, sorry, unhappy, woebegone, woeful, wretched;
black, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, dark, darkening, depressing, desolate, dismal, dreary, elegiac (also elegiacal), funereal, gray (also grey), morbid, morose, saturnine, somber (or sombre), sullen;
: very unhappy or sad
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