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Meaning of DISCONSOLATE

Pronunciation:  dis'kânsulit

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  causing dejection; "a blue day"; "the dark days of the war"; "a week of rainy depressing weather"; "a disconsolate winter landscape"; "the first dismal dispiriting days of November"; "a dark gloomy day"; "grim rainy weather"
  2. [adj]  sad beyond comforting; incapable of being consoled; "inconsolable when her son died"
 

DISCONSOLATE is a 12 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: blue, cheerless, dark, depressing, desolate, dismal, dispiriting, gloomy, grim, inconsolable, uncheerful, unconsolable
 
 Antonyms: consolable
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Dis*con"so*late\, n.
    Disconsolateness. [Obs.] --Barrow.
    
    
  2. \Dis*con"so*late\, a. [LL. disconsolatus; L. dis- +
    consolatus, p. p. of consolari to console. See {Console}, v.
    t.]
    1. Destitute of consolation; deeply dejected and dispirited;
       hopelessly sad; comfortless; filled with grief; as, a
       bereaved and disconsolate parent.
    
             One morn a Peri at the gate Of Eden stood
             disconsolate.                         --Moore.
    
             The ladies and the knights, no shelter nigh, Were
             dropping wet, disconsolate and wan.   --Dryden.
    
    2. Inspiring dejection; saddening; cheerless; as, the
       disconsolate darkness of the winter nights. --Ray.
    
    Syn: Forlorn; melancholy; sorrowful; desolate; woeful;
         hopeless; gloomy. -- {Dis*con"so*late*ly}, adv. --
         {Dis*con"so*late*ness}, n.
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: affording no hope, apathetic, bad, black, bleak, cheerless, cold, comfortless, crestfallen, crushed, cut up, deep-troubled, dejected, depressed, depressing, desolate, desole, despairing, desperate, despondent, dismal, dispirited, doleful, down, downhearted, drear, forlorn, grim, heartsick, heartsore, heart-stricken, heart-struck, hopeless, in despair, inconsolable, joyless, low, melancholy, miserable, sick, sick at heart, somber, sorrowful, soul-sick, stricken, suicidal, unconsolable, unhappy, unhopeful, without hope, woebegone, woeful, wretched
 

 

 

 

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