inconsolable

adjective
in·​con·​sol·​able | \ ˌin-kən-ˈsō-lə-bəl How to pronounce inconsolable (audio) \

Definition of inconsolable

: incapable of being consoled : disconsolate

Other Words from inconsolable

inconsolableness noun
inconsolably \ ˌin-​kən-​ˈsō-​lə-​blē How to pronounce inconsolable (audio) \ adverb

Examples of inconsolable in a Sentence

She was inconsolable when she learned that he had died. he was inconsolable after the death of his wife
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First Known Use of inconsolable

1596, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for inconsolable

Latin inconsolabilis, from in- + consolabilis consolable

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The first known use of inconsolable was in 1596

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11 May 2022

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“Inconsolable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inconsolable. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for inconsolable

inconsolable

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

Kids Definition of inconsolable

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

Other Words from inconsolable

inconsolably \ -​blē \ adverb

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