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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
dis•con•so•late /dɪsˈkɑnsəlɪt/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. very depressed, downhearted, or unhappy:She is disconsolate over the loss of her pet.
dis•con•so•late•ly, adv.: They sat disconsolately in the corner.See -sola-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
dis•con•so•late  (dis konsə lit),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. without consolation or solace; hopelessly unhappy;
    inconsolable:Loss of her pet dog made her disconsolate.
  2. characterized by or causing dejection;
    gloomy:disconsolate prospects.
dis•conso•late•ly, adv. 
dis•con•so•la•tion  (dis kon′sə lāshən),USA pronunciation  dis•conso•late•ness, n. 
  • Medieval Latin disconsōlātus, equivalent. to Latin dis- dis-1 + consōlātus consoled, past participle of consōlārī to console; see -ate1
  • Middle English 1325–75
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged heartbroken, dejected.
    • 1, 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged sad, melancholy, sorrowful, miserable. See  desolate. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

disconsolate /dɪsˈkɒnsəlɪt/ adj
  1. sad beyond comfort; inconsolable
  2. disappointed; dejected
Etymology: 14th Century: from Medieval Latin disconsōlātus, from dis-1 + consōlātus comforted; see console1

disˈconsolately adv disˈconsolateness, disˌconsoˈlation n


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