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inconsolable

[in-kuh n-soh-luh-buh l] /ˌɪn kənˈsoʊ lə bəl/
adjective
1.
not consolable; that cannot be comforted; disconsolate:
She was inconsolable when her son died.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin inconsōlābilis. See in-3, consolable
Related forms
inconsolability, inconsolableness, noun
inconsolably, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for in-consolable

inconsolable

/ˌɪnkənˈsəʊləbəl/
adjective
1.
incapable of being consoled or comforted; disconsolate
Derived Forms
inconsolability, inconsolableness, noun
inconsolably, adverb
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Word Origin and History for in-consolable

inconsolable

adj.

c.1500 (implied in inconsolably), from Latin inconsolabilis "inconsolable," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + consolabilis "consolable," from consolari (see console (v.)).

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