disconsolate

  • 1 Disconsolate — Dis*con so*late, a. [LL. disconsolatus; L. dis + consolatus, p. p. of consolari to console. See {Console}, v. t.] 1. Destitute of consolation; deeply dejected and dispirited; hopelessly sad; comfortless; filled with grief; as, a bereaved and… …

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  • 2 Disconsolate — Dis*con so*late, n. Disconsolateness. [Obs.] Barrow. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3 disconsolate — I adjective afflicted, anguished, atrabilious, bereaved, brokenhearted, burdened, careworn, cast down, cheerless, comfortless, crestfallen, crushed, dejected, depressed, desolate, despairing, despondent, discouraged, disheartened, dismal,… …

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  • 4 disconsolate — (adj.) c.1400, from M.L. disconsolatus comfortless, from L. dis away (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + consolatus, pp. of consolari (see CONSOLE (Cf. console) (v.)). Related: Disconsolately …

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  • 5 disconsolate — woebegone, *downcast, dejected, depressed, dispirited Analogous words: inconsolable, comfortless (see affirmative verbs at COMFORT): sorrowful, woeful (see corresponding nouns at SORROW): *melancholy, doleful …

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  • 6 disconsolate — [adj] depressed, unhappy bad, black, blue, cheerless, cold, comfortless, crestfallen, crushed, dark, dejected, desolate, despairing, destroyed, dispirited, distressed, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, dreary, forlorn, gloomy, grief stricken …

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  • 7 disconsolate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unable to be comforted or consoled; very unhappy. DERIVATIVES disconsolately adverb …

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  • 8 disconsolate — [dis kän′sə lit, dis′kän′sə lit] adj. [ME < ML disconsolatus < L dis + consolatus, pp. of consolari: see DIS & CONSOLE1] 1. so unhappy that nothing will comfort; inconsolable; dejected 2. causing or suggesting dejection; cheerless… …

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  • 9 disconsolate — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin disconsolatus, from Latin dis + consolatus, past participle of consolari to console Date: 14th century 1. cheerless < a clutch of disconsolate houses D. H. Lawrence > 2. dejected, downcast …

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  • 10 disconsolate — disconsolately, adv. disconsolation /dis kon seuh lay sheuhn/, disconsolateness, n. /dis kon seuh lit/, adj. 1. without consolation or solace; hopelessly unhappy; inconsolable: Loss of her pet dog made her disconsolate. 2. characterized by or… …

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  • 11 disconsolate — adjective a) cheerless, dreary I opened my eyes to this disconsolate day. b) seemingly beyond consolation; inconsolable For weeks after the death of her cat she was disconsolate. Syn …

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  • 12 disconsolate — [[t]dɪskɒ̱nsələt[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is disconsolate is very unhappy and depressed. [WRITTEN] He did not have much success, but tried to keep from getting too disconsolate. Syn: dejected Derived words: disconsolately ADV GRADED ADV with v …

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  • 13 disconsolate — dis|con|so|late [dısˈkɔnsəlıt US ˈka:n ] adj formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Medieval Latin; Origin: disconsolatus, from Latin consolari to console ] extremely sad and hopeless ▪ He was disconsolate after his divorce. >disconsolately adv …

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  • 14 disconsolate — adj. disconsolate about, at, over …

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  • 15 disconsolate — adjective feeling extremely sad and hopeless: A few disconsolate men sat in the foyer with their hats in their hands. disconsolately adverb: O Grady trudged disconsolately back home …

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  • 16 disconsolate — adjective his partner had to face the disconsolate investors on his own Syn: sad, unhappy, doleful, woebegone, dejected, downcast, downhearted, despondent, dispirited, crestfallen, cast down, depressed, down, disappointed, disheartened,… …

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  • 17 disconsolate — Synonyms and related words: affording no hope, apathetic, bad, black, bleak, cheerless, cold, comfortless, crestfallen, crushed, cut up, deep troubled, dejected, depressed, depressing, desolate, desole, despairing, desperate, despondent, dismal,… …

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  • 18 disconsolate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. inconsolable, comfortless, hopeless; melancholy, forlorn, sad. See dejection. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Dejected] Syn. inconsolable, despondent, hopeless, melancholy; see sad 1 . 2. [Dismal] Syn.… …

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  • 19 disconsolate — dis|con|so|late [ dıs kansələt ] adjective extremely unhappy or disappointed ╾ dis|con|so|late|ly adverb …

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  • 20 disconsolate — dis·con·so·late || dɪs kÉ’nsÉ™lÉ™t adj. without hope, sad, dejected …

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