What does inconsolable mean?

Definitions for inconsolable
ˌɪn kənˈsoʊ lə bəlin·con·solable

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inconsolable, disconsolate, unconsolableadjective

    sad beyond comforting; incapable of being consoled

    "inconsolable when her son died"


  1. inconsolableadjective

    Not consolable

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Inconsolableadjective

    Not to be comforted; sorrowful beyond susceptibility of comfort.

    Etymology: inconsolable, Fr. in and console.

    Her women will represent to me that she is inconsolable, by reason of my unkindness. Addison.

    They take pleasure in an obstinate grief, in rendering themselves inconsolable. Richard Fiddes, Sermons.


  1. Inconsolable

    Inconsolable is a song by American boy band Backstreet Boys. The song was released as the first single from their sixth studio album Unbreakable, which was released on October 30, 2007. It is the group's first single without Kevin Richardson, who had left the group in 2006. The single was released to US radio outlets on August 27, 2007. It was first confirmed on July 25, 2007 and premiered by Jive at Z-100 - New York's Hit Music Station on August 6. The Single entered Top 10 in seven countries, reaching the number-two spot of the Italian Top Singles Chart.


  1. inconsolable

    Inconsolable refers to a state of being extremely sad or grieving in such a way that cannot be comforted or alleviated. It often implies a deep, profound sense of sorrow or distress that seems impossible to overcome.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inconsolableadjective

    not consolable; incapable of being consoled; grieved beyond susceptibility of comfort; disconsolate

  2. Etymology: [L. inconsolabilis: cf. F. inconsolable. See In- not, and Console.]


  1. Inconsolable

    "Inconsolable" is the first single by the Backstreet Boys from their sixth studio album Unbreakable which was released on October 30, 2007. The single hit the U.S. radio outlets on August 27, 2007. It was first confirmed on July 25, 2007 and premiered by Jive at Z-100 - New York's Hit Music Station on August 6.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inconsolable

    in-kon-sōl′a-bl, adj. not to be comforted.—n. Inconsol′ableness.—adv. Inconsol′ably.

Editors Contribution

  1. inconsolable

    Overwhelming depth of hurt anger and desperation born of grief in un livable situations that destroy the very soul of the being

    Her father was seized by the Nazzis from his families farm when he was 16 yo and placed in a work camp for 8 years never to see or know what happened to his mother and father brothers and sisters .He spent the rest of his life with the burden of that trauma .As a little toddler she was able to put a smile on his face but as the mans family grew it became more apparent that he was inconsolable given such a burden of grief from his past

    Submitted by anonymous on August 26, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inconsolable in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inconsolable in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of inconsolable in a Sentence

  1. Suzi Brodof:

    They're just inconsolable, it's not just crying. It's a high-pitched wailing.

  2. Ashima:

    Customary outside, inconsolable inside!

  3. Interim Superintendent Wayne Walters:

    He loved school and he was so happy today to be back in school after the long weekend and school COVID closure, his smile was contagious and lit up a room. His sense of humor was infectious, and the staff member said that staff are inconsolable at this time because they loved him so much.

  4. Sydney Harris:

    Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.

  5. Colleen Kraft:

    She was just inconsolable. ... We all knew why she was crying, she was crying because she wanted her mother, and there was nothing we could do.

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