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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Jo leaned her chin on her knees in a disconsolate attitude and shook her fist at the reprehensible John.
There was the depot, of course; I often went down to see the night train come in, and afterward sat awhile with the disconsolate telegrapher who was always hoping to be transferred to Omaha or Denver, `where there was some life.
The scout directed Heyward and his disconsolate fellow travelers to seat themselves in the forward end of the canoe, and took possession of the other himself, as erect and steady as if he floated in a vessel of much firmer materials.
As for Hepzibah, she seemed not merely possessed with the east wind, but to be, in her very person, only another phase of this gray and sullen spell of weather; the east wind itself, grim and disconsolate, in a rusty black silk gown, and with a turban of cloud-wreaths on its head.
A few days after, Tom was standing musing by the balconies, when he was joined by Adolph, who, since the death of his master, had been entirely crest-fallen and disconsolate.
He dragged himself upstairs, and brooded in his room a long time, disconsolate and forlorn, with Luigi's Indian knife for a text.
The two walked along together, Adam comforting the disconsolate Emma Jane, until they reached the old meeting-house where the Commencement exercises were always held.
On the evening of the day on which I had seen Miss Scatcherd flog her pupil, Burns, I wandered as usual among the forms and tables and laughing groups without a companion, yet not feeling lonely: when I passed the windows, I now and then lifted a blind, and looked out; it snowed fast, a drift was already forming against the lower panes; putting my ear close to the window, I could distinguish from the gleeful tumult within, the disconsolate moan of the wind outside.
Said process ranges over the present and future proceedings of your disconsolate friends, and of the lawyers who are helping them to find you.
A murmur of voices had been audible on the outside, and, at the moment of our entrance, a clapping of hands: which latter noise, I was surprised to see, proceeded from the generally disconsolate Mrs.
If, thought he, I should be moved by the tears and sorrow of this disconsolate damsel, what should I reap but the loss of these fair hopes for which I have encountered so much risk, and the ridicule of Prince John and his jovial comrades?
Being in this disconsolate state, I heard, or at least thought I heard, some kind of grating noise on that side of my box where the staples were fixed; and soon after I began to fancy that the box was pulled or towed along the sea; for I now and then felt a sort of tugging, which made the waves rise near the tops of my windows, leaving me almost in the dark.