inconsolable

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

Definition of inconsolable

:incapable of being consoled :disconsolate

inconsolableness

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inconsolably

play \ˌin-kən-ˈsō-lə-blē\ adverb

Examples of inconsolable in a Sentence

  1. She was inconsolable when she learned that he had died.

  2. he was inconsolable after the death of his wife

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Origin and Etymology of inconsolable

Latin inconsolabilis, from in- + consolabilis consolable

inconsolable Synonyms

Synonyms
bad, blue, brokenhearted, cast down, crestfallen, dejected, depressed, despondent, disconsolate, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, down in the mouth, droopy, forlorn, gloomy, glum, hangdog, heartbroken, heartsick, heartsore, heavyhearted, sad, joyless, low, low-spirited, melancholic, melancholy, miserable, mournful, saddened, sorrowful, sorry, unhappy, woebegone, woeful, wretched
Antonyms
blissful, buoyant, buoyed, cheerful, cheery, chipper, delighted, glad, gladdened, gladsome, gleeful, happy, joyful, joyous, jubilant, sunny, upbeat
Related Words
aggrieved, distressed, troubled, uneasy, unquiet, upset, worried; despairing, hopeless, sunk; disappointed, discouraged, disheartened, dispirited; suicidal; dolorous, lachrymose, lugubrious, plaintive, tearful; regretful, rueful; agonized, anguished, grieving, wailing, weeping; black, bleak, cheerless, comfortless, dark, darkening, depressing, desolate, dismal, drear, dreary, elegiac (also elegiacal), funereal, gray (also grey), morbid, morose, murky, saturnine, somber (or sombre), sullen
Near Antonyms
ecstatic, elated, enraptured, entranced, euphoric, exhilarated, exuberant, exultant, overjoyed, rapturous, rhapsodic (also rhapsodical); blithe, blithesome, jocose, jocular, jocund, jolly, jovial, lightsome, merry, mirthful; excited, thrilled; hopeful, optimistic, rosy, sanguine; encouraged, heartened; animated, bouncing, energetic, frisky, jaunty, lively, peppy, perky, spirited, sprightful, sprightly, springy, vital, vivacious, zippy; content, gratified, pleased, satisfied; beaming, grinning, laughing, smiling; boon, carefree, careless, cavalier, devil-may-care, easygoing, happy-go-lucky, insouciant, lighthearted, unconcerned

INCONSOLABLE Defined for English Language Learners

inconsolable

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Definition of inconsolable for English Language Learners

  • : extremely sad and not able to be comforted


INCONSOLABLE Defined for Kids

inconsolable

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

Definition of inconsolable for Students

:very sad and not able to be comforted
  • I was inconsolable when my cat died.

inconsolably

\-blē\ adverb


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