What does disconsolate mean?

Definitions for disconsolate
dɪsˈkɒn sə lɪtdis·con·so·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inconsolable, disconsolate, unconsolableadjective

    sad beyond comforting; incapable of being consoled

    "inconsolable when her son died"

  2. blue, dark, dingy, disconsolate, dismal, gloomy, grim, sorry, drab, drear, drearyadjective

    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"


  1. disconsolateadjective

    cheerless, dreary

    I opened my eyes to this disconsolate day.

  2. disconsolateadjective

    seemingly beyond consolation; inconsolable

    For weeks after the death of her cat she was disconsolate.

  3. Etymology: From the Middle Latin disconsolatus "comfortless" from the

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Disconsolateadjective

    Without comfort; hopeless; sorrowful; melancholy.

    Etymology: dis and console.

    See Cassius all disconsolate,
    With Pindarus his bondman, on this hill. William Shakespeare, Jul. Cæsar.

    If patiently thy bidding they obey,
    Dismiss them not disconsolate. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. xi.

    The ladies and the knights, no shelter nigh,
    Were dropping wet, disconsolate and wan,
    And through their thin array receiv’d the rain. Dryden.

    The moon reflects the sunbeams to us, and so, by illuminating the air, takes away in some measure the disconsolate darkness of our winter-nights. John Ray, on the Creation.


  1. disconsolate

    Disconsolate refers to a state of being unhappy, cheerless, or dejected and unable to be consoled or comforted. It is often used to describe profound sadness or despair.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disconsolatenoun


  2. Disconsolateverb

    destitute of consolation; deeply dejected and dispirited; hopelessly sad; comfortless; filled with grief; as, a bereaved and disconsolate parent

  3. Disconsolateverb

    inspiring dejection; saddening; cheerless; as, the disconsolate darkness of the winter nights

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Disconsolate

    dis-kon′sō-lāt, adj. without consolation or comfort: hopeless: sad.—adv. Discon′solately.—ns. Discon′solateness, Disconsolā′tion. [L. dis, neg., and consolāri, consolātus, to console.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disconsolate in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disconsolate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  • тъжен, печален, неутешимBulgarian
  • zneuctitCzech
  • untröstlich, trostlosGerman
  • απαρηγόρητος, απελπισμένοςGreek
  • desconsoladoSpanish
  • inconsolableFrench
  • թշվառ, վշտահար, անսփոփ, տխուր, անմխիթարArmenian
  • kaimōhū, rohaiMāori
  • mistroostig, troosteloosDutch
  • безутешный, печальныйRussian

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