Definition of disconsolate in English:


Syllabification: dis·con·so·late
Pronunciation: /ˌdisˈkäns(ə)lət


1Without consolation or comfort; unhappy: he’d met the man’s disconsolate widow
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  • I have never seen a more disconsolate and desolate group than the Party after that speech.
  • Fifteen minutes after they trooped out of their dressing-room, disconsolate, shocked by what had unfolded, the footballers were still trying to come to terms with the reality of their situation.
  • If you finish fourth and you don't race well, then you can be frustrated and disconsolate.
1.1(Of a place or thing) causing or showing a complete lack of comfort; cheerless: solitary, disconsolate clumps of cattails
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  • And the name seemed poignantly appropriate for the often disconsolate City.
  • The entire show lacks the disconsolate desolation of Fitzgerald's own great novels and offers flappers and tap dancing in its place.
  • This should be disconsolate in nature, and whining in tone.


late Middle English: from medieval Latin disconsolatus, from dis- (expressing reversal) + Latin consolatus (past participle of consolari 'to console').



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  • The distraught mother of the slain young man said disconsolately at his funeral, ‘I don't know who to blame for my son's death.
  • ‘I've been going to various media organisations, but not many are impressed,’ says he disconsolately.
  • A small boy sits disconsolately on a park bench, finishing up what looks like a packed lunch; we feel instinctively worried, protective - where are his parents?


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  • I turned to Jonas, noting the disconsolateness that flawed his gorgeous amber-colored eyes.
  • For them, another weekday without work would only increase the emptiness and disconsolateness caused by idling away spare time.
  • His look bespoke the unquietness of his mind, and frequently wandered with an expression of disconsolateness and anxiety.


Pronunciation: /-ˌkänsəˈlāSHən/
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  • His disconsolation was written all over his body language - as soon as he had crossed the finishing line his head went down and was soon in his hands.
  • The Cat seemed somewhat puzzled by this comment, and his stride became less confident, while his tail wagged in apparent disconsolation.
  • Its sudden withdrawal from the people would bring deeper disconsolation than to deprive them of television.

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