from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Seeming beyond consolation; extremely dejected: synonym: depressed.
  • adjective Cheerless; gloomy.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective cheerless, dreary
  • adjective seemingly beyond consolation; inconsolable

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

  • adjective causing dejection
  • adjective sad beyond comforting; incapable of being consoled


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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Medieval Latin discōnsōlātus ("comfortless"), from Latin dis- ("away") + cōnsōlātus ("consoled").


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