inconsolable

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

Definition of inconsolable

: incapable of being consoled : disconsolate

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Other Words from inconsolable

inconsolableness noun
inconsolably \ ˌin-​kən-​ˈsō-​lə-​blē How to pronounce inconsolably (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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But a 7-year-old Salvadoran girl was inconsolable Wednesday even after the government moved her out of a Border Patrol station where infants, children and teens were being locked up with inadequate food, water and sanitation. Washington Post, "Girl who was in gov’t custody inconsolable, lawyer says," 26 June 2019 His skin was red and splotchy with upset; his gasping, desperate cry inconsolable. Georgea Kovanis, Detroit Free Press, "The tiniest addicts: How U.P. babies became part of opioid epidemic," 2 May 2018 Before Jack can really rip into him, Nicky is helicoptered away from the scene, leaving the Mystery Woman completely inconsolable. Candice Frederick, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Is Us Reveals the Truth About Nicky," 23 Jan. 2019 But as the reality of her father's approaching last moments hit her, Hartman became inconsolable. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "Grieving Sisters Missed Their Father's Last Moments After They Were Kicked Off a Flight," 6 Jan. 2017 Ugly God was visibly heartbroken as got closer to the casket, and eventually became inconsolable. Tony Centeno, Billboard, "Lil Uzi Vert, PnB Rock, Family Gather to Mourn the Death Of XXXTentacion," 28 June 2018 Among them was an inconsolable five-year-old Syrian boy named Omar. Robin Hammond, National Geographic, "After Fleeing War, Refugee Children Face Lasting Psychological Trauma," 20 June 2018 Waking up to the daily barrage of images and audio of terrified, inconsolable children in chainlink cages crying for their parents has left a lot of people feeling sad and helpless. Gwynedd Stuart, Los Angeles Magazine, "Here’s What You Can Do to Help Immigrant Children Being Separated From Their Parents at the Border," 19 June 2018 After a truly appalling performance, the Brazilians were inconsolable. SI.com, "World Cup Countdown: 1 Day to Go - Hosts Brazil Suffer Record Humiliation Against Phenomenal Germans," 13 June 2018

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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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inconsolable

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of inconsolable

: extremely sad and not able to be comforted

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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