Definitions

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  • adj. Able or likely to be consoled.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Capable of receiving consolation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Capable of being consoled, or of being mitigated by consolation; capable of receiving consolation; admitting of consolation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. able to be consoled

Etymologies

console +‎ -able. Derived from French consoler, from Latin consolari, which is from con- + solari ("to soothe"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I'm so worried about Michael's mother, she has to be beyond consolable at this time.

    Michael Jackson's meeting with the Gipper

  • On the same judging panel, Paula Abdul, pop star and choreographer, can watch a contestant fumble through a performance and find something consolable in it and can speak such drivel that she's rumored to be "of diminished capacity" when judging.

    James M. Lynch: Simon Cowell: A True Friend

  • KING: Reverend Schenck, do you think they're ever going to be really consolable?

    CNN Transcript Oct 3, 2006

  • Christopher had been barely consolable for days, and my boys, too, were on a short tether.

    Garden of Shadows

  • She blushed appropriately, said some sentimental things about hoping their friendship would not be affected by the change, told him how much she had enjoyed their correspondence, but gave him to understand that it had been mere friendship of course from her point of view, and Harry indulgently allowed her to think that he had hoped for more and was grieved but consolable over the outcome.

    Marcia Schuyler

  • Then the primeval Prince Montevarchi came to a violent end at the hands of his librarian, leaving his English princess consolable but unconsoled, leaving also his daughter Flavia married to that other Giovanni

    Don Orsino

  • 'Adder conveyed the information of her husband's flight to the consolable

    Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith

  • 'Adder conveyed the information of her husband's flight to the consolable Amy,' said Mrs. Lawrence.

    Lord Ormont and His Aminta — Complete

  • Vanishing shades of an attractive and consolable grief

    Images from Works of Charles D. Warner

  • There was a great lump of orange color half melted up in the watery clouds of the west, but all was dreary and scarce consolable, up to the clear spaces above, stung with the steely stars that began to peep out of the blue hope of heaven.

    Weighed and Wanting

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