disconsolate




If you are sad and can’t be cheered up, you’re disconsolate. Why were you disconsolate after scoring a touchdown? Oh…it was for the other team.

In addition to meaning “inconsolable,” the adjective disconsolate can also mean “dejected.” Most people would be disconsolate after being laid off from a job, losing a beloved pet, or missing out on tickets to see a favorite band play live. This word ultimately derives from the Latin verb consolari, meaning “to cheer (someone) up or offer comfort to.”

Definitions of disconsolate
  1. adjective

    sad beyond comforting; incapable of being consoled

    synonyms:
    inconsolable, unconsolable

    desolate

    crushed by grief
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    Antonyms:

    consolable

    able to be consoled

  2. adjective

    causing dejection

    “a
    disconsolate winter landscape”
    synonyms:
    blue, dark, dingy, dismal, drab, drear, dreary, gloomy, grim, sorry

    cheerless, depressing, uncheerful

    causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy

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