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disconsolate

[dis-kon-suh-lit] /dɪsˈkɒn sə lɪt/
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
1325-1375
1325-75; Middle English < Medieval Latin disconsōlātus, equivalent to Latin dis- dis-1 + consōlātus consoled, past participle of consōlārī to console; see -ate1
Related forms
disconsolately, adverb
disconsolation
[dis-kon-suh-ley-shuh n] /dɪsˌkɒn səˈleɪ ʃən/ (Show IPA),
disconsolateness, noun
Synonyms
1. heartbroken, dejected. 1, 2. sad, melancholy, sorrowful, miserable. See desolate.
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Examples for disconsolately
  • He disconsolately dried his clothes in a cold cell, where he languished until this morning, when he was released.
  • Her lover swims after her, but eventually sinks disconsolately into the ocean.
British Dictionary definitions for disconsolately

disconsolate

/dɪsˈkɒnsəlɪt/
adjective
1.
sad beyond comfort; inconsolable
2.
disappointed; dejected
Derived Forms
disconsolately, adverb
disconsolateness, disconsolation, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Medieval Latin disconsōlātus, from dis-1 + consōlātus comforted; see console1
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Word Origin and History for disconsolately
disconsolate
late 14c., from M.L. disconsolatus "comfortless," from L. dis- "away" + consolatus, pp. of consolari (see console (v.)). Related: Disconsolately.
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