disconsolate

[dis-kon-suh-lit]
adjective
1.
without consolation or solace; hopelessly unhappy; inconsolable: Loss of her pet dog made her disconsolate.
2.
characterized by or causing dejection; cheerless; gloomy: disconsolate prospects.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English < Medieval Latin disconsōlātus, equivalent to Latin dis- dis-1 + consōlātus consoled, past participle of consōlārī to console; see -ate1

disconsolately, adverb
disconsolation [dis-kon-suh-ley-shuhn] , disconsolateness, noun


1. heartbroken, dejected. 1, 2. sad, melancholy, sorrowful, miserable. See desolate.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To disconsolate
Collins
World English Dictionary
disconsolate (dɪsˈkɒnsəlɪt)
 
adj
1.  sad beyond comfort; inconsolable
2.  disappointed; dejected
 
[C14: from Medieval Latin disconsōlātus, from dis-1 + consōlātus comforted; see console1]
 
dis'consolately
 
adv
 
dis'consolateness
 
n
 
disconso'lation
 
n

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

disconsolate
late 14c., from M.L. disconsolatus "comfortless," from L. dis- "away" + consolatus, pp. of consolari (see console (v.)). Related: Disconsolately.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Three disconsolate British bank officials sat in court, flown out fruitlessly
  to testify.
And she is disconsolate about her feet.
That loss left her temporarily disconsolate; even now she often mentions her
  mother.
Edwin crawled out from the wreckage, disconsolate but unhurt.
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature