disconsolate


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dis·con·so·late

 (dĭs-kŏn′sə-lĭt)
adj.
1. Seeming beyond consolation; extremely dejected: disconsolate at the loss of the dog. See Synonyms at depressed.
2. Cheerless; gloomy: a disconsolate winter landscape.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin discōnsōlātus : Latin dis-, dis- + cōnsōlātus, past participle of cōnsōlārī, to console; see console1.]

dis·con′so·late·ly adv.
dis·con′so·la′tion (-kŏn′sə-lā′shən) n.

disconsolate

(dɪsˈkɒnsəlɪt)
adj
1. sad beyond comfort; inconsolable
2. disappointed; dejected
[C14: from Medieval Latin disconsōlātus, from dis-1 + consōlātus comforted; see console1]
disˈconsolately adv
disˈconsolateness, disˌconsoˈlation n

dis•con•so•late

(dɪsˈkɒn sə lɪt)

adj.
1. without consolation or solace; hopelessly unhappy; inconsolable.
2. characterized by or causing dejection; cheerless; gloomy.
[1325–75; Middle English < Medieval Latin disconsōlātus= Latin dis- dis-1 + consōlātus, past participle of consōlārī to console1; see -ate1]
dis•con′so•late•ly, adv.
dis•con`so•la′tion, dis•con′so•late•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.disconsolate - sad beyond comfortingdisconsolate - sad beyond comforting; incapable of being consoled; "inconsolable when her son died"
2.disconsolate - causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"
cheerless, depressing, uncheerful - causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy; "the economic outlook is depressing"; "something cheerless about the room"; "a moody and uncheerful person"; "an uncheerful place"

disconsolate

Translations

disconsolate

[dɪsˈkɒnsəlɪt] ADJdesconsolado

disconsolate

[dɪsˈkɒnsələt] adj (= dejected) → découragé(e), abattu(e)

disconsolate

adjuntröstlich; (= gloomy)niedergeschlagen; to grow disconsolateverzweifeln, verzagen

disconsolate

[dɪsˈkɒnslɪt] adjsconsolato/a
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The informer wiped his brow ruefully as he said it, sitting in his boat and always staring disconsolate.
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The terrified and disconsolate ladies, without discussing Don Quixote's demand or asking who Dulcinea might be, promised that their squire should do all that had been commanded.
The street lamps gave a disconsolate and useless glimmer.
I broke my fast in disappointed solitude, and I hung about disconsolate all the morning, looking wistfully for my new-made friend.
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But we of little faith had already lost that little, and it was a very disconsolate group which the Awkward Man presently joined.
He then returned disconsolate into the kitchen, where he found Jones in the custody of his servants.