WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
- very depressed, downhearted, or unhappy:She is disconsolate over the loss of her pet.
- without consolation or solace; hopelessly unhappy;
inconsolable:Loss of her pet dog made her disconsolate.
- characterized by or causing dejection;
- 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.