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.
    • 1885, Robert L. Steveson, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, chapter 7.
      Sitting close beside it, taking the air with an infinite sadness of mien, like some disconsolate prisoner, Utterson saw Dr. Jekyll.
  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