disconsolate

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adjective dis·con·so·late \dis-ˈkän(t)-sə-lət\

Definition of disconsolate

  1. 1 :  cheerless a clutch of disconsolate houses — D. H. Lawrence

  2. 2 :  dejected, downcast the team returned disconsolate from three losses

disconsolately

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disconsolateness

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disconsolation

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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

Origin and Etymology of disconsolate

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


DISCONSOLATE Defined for English Language Learners

disconsolate

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Definition of disconsolate for English Language Learners

  • : very unhappy or sad


DISCONSOLATE Defined for Kids

disconsolate

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

Definition of disconsolate for Students

  1. :  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

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