disconsolate

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From Medieval Latin discōnsōlātus (comfortless), from Latin dis- (away) + cōnsōlātus (consoled).

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disconsolate (comparative more disconsolate, superlative most disconsolate)

  1. Cheerless, dreary.
    I opened my eyes to this disconsolate day.
    • 2013, Daniel Taylor, Jack Wilshere scores twice to ease Arsenal to victory over Marseille (in The Guardian, 26 November 2013)[1]
      Özil looked a little disconsolate when he was substituted late on, though he did set up Wilshere's second with a lovely pass off the outside of his left boot.
    • 1897, W.S.Maugham, Liza of Lambeth, chapter 1
      Worst off of all were the very young children, for there had been no rain for weeks, and the street was as dry and clean as a covered court, and, in the lack of mud to wallow in, they sat about the road, disconsolate as poets.
  2. Seemingly beyond consolation; inconsolable.
    For weeks after the death of her cat she was disconsolate.

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disconsolate

  1. (obsolete) Disconsolateness.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Barrow to this entry?)

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discōnsōlāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of discōnsōlātus