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

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>

Origin and Etymology of disconsolate

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


First Known Use: 14th century


DISCONSOLATE Defined for English Language Learners

disconsolate

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

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

adverb


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