Definition of disconsolate in English:

disconsolate

adjective

  • Very unhappy and unable to be comforted.

    ‘she left Fritz looking disconsolate’
    • ‘My horse trudges bored and disconsolate around the whole property, seeking even a single blade of green grass.’
    • ‘But they are far from disconsolate, because they have confirmed that the defensive ditch of the medieval Castle is still in good condition and where they expected it to be.’
    • ‘A disconsolate player admitted: ‘We blew it with those two penalty misses.’’
    • ‘‘They don't make a living out of getting things wrong,’ one disconsolate MP said last night.’
    • ‘I have never seen a more disconsolate and desolate group than the Party after that speech.’
    • ‘Spectators aren't going to go home disconsolate if their team loses, as they do in Australia.’
    • ‘He was staring out of the window, disconsolate that he had to urge me to censor my work.’
    • ‘So off I sloped, rather disconsolate, leaving my second attempt at a French loaf to sulk on the counter, all sunken and miserable-looking.’
    • ‘By then the protesters appeared to have lost heart and left the lecture hall looking disconsolate as the audience gave the speaker a round of applause.’
    • ‘Daniel is red-eyed from weeping, while John stares unseeingly out of a hotel window, disconsolate.’
    • ‘Fifteen minutes after they trooped out of their dressing-room, disconsolate, shocked by what had unfolded, the footballers were still trying to come to terms with the reality of their situation.’
    • ‘‘They never turned up’ was one of the most common post-match complaints from disconsolate supporters.’
    • ‘The painter creates bleak snowscapes peopled by groups of disconsolate figures, dispersing and recombining.’
    • ‘I can't say I was too much bothered, though Dolly and Harry were disconsolate.’
    • ‘One skater who helps run one of many clubs for children said hundreds of youngsters would be disconsolate.’
    • ‘Quite a few disconsolate men complained that the ballot should have been secret, but they did so while lacerated by basilisk stares from the suspicious harridans they had brought with them.’
    • ‘If you finish fourth and you don't race well, then you can be frustrated and disconsolate.’
    • ‘I felt a bit too embarrassed for that, said the disconsolate defender.’
    • ‘I get whiny, and disconsolate, and I'm generally so absorbed in personal misery at the disaster I anticipate that I can't really think of very much else.’
    • ‘No one, though, seemed too disconsolate at the prospect of a replay.’
    sad, unhappy, doleful, woebegone, dejected, downcast, downhearted, despondent, dispirited, crestfallen, cast down, depressed, fed up, disappointed, disheartened, discouraged, demoralized, crushed, desolate, heartbroken, broken-hearted, inconsolable, heavy-hearted, low-spirited, forlorn, in the doldrums, melancholy, miserable, long-faced, wretched, glum, gloomy, dismal
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Origin

Late Middle English: from medieval Latin disconsolatus, from dis- (expressing reversal) + Latin consolatus (past participle of consolari ‘to console’).

Pronunciation

disconsolate

/dɪsˈkɒns(ə)lət/