from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Seeming beyond consolation; extremely dejected: disconsolate at the loss of the dog.
  • adj. Cheerless; gloomy: a disconsolate winter landscape.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. cheerless, dreary
  • adj. seemingly beyond consolation; inconsolable

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Destitute of consolation; deeply dejected and dispirited; hopelessly sad; comfortless; filled with grief.
  • adj. Inspiring dejection; saddening; cheerless.
  • n. Disconsolateness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Destitute of comfort or consolation; sorrowful; hopeless or not expecting comfort; sad; dejected; melancholy.
  • Causing or manifesting discomfort; sad or saddening; cheerless; gloomy: as, disconsolate news; a disconsolate look or manner.
  • Synonyms Inconsolable, forlorn.

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

  • adj. causing dejection
  • adj. sad beyond comforting; incapable of being consoled


Middle English, from Medieval Latin discōnsōlātus : Latin dis-, dis- + cōnsōlātus, past participle of cōnsōlārī, to console; see console1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin discōnsōlātus ("comfortless"), from Latin dis- ("away") + cōnsōlātus ("consoled"). (Wiktionary)



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