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disconsolate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disconsolate  \Dis*con"so*late\,  n. 
  Disconsolateness.  [Obs.]  --Barrow. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Disconsolate  \Dis*con"so*late\,  a.  [LL.  disconsolatus  L.  dis-  + 
  consolatus  p.  p.  of  consolari  to  console.  See  {Console},  v. 
  t.] 
  1.  Destitute  of  consolation;  deeply  dejected  and  dispirited; 
  hopelessly  sad;  comfortless;  filled  with  grief;  as  a 
  bereaved  and  disconsolate  parent. 
 
  One  morn  a  Peri  at  the  gate  Of  Eden  stood 
  disconsolate.  --Moore. 
 
  The  ladies  and  the  knights,  no  shelter  nigh,  Were 
  dropping  wet,  disconsolate  and  wan.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Inspiring  dejection;  saddening;  cheerless;  as  the 
  disconsolate  darkness  of  the  winter  nights.  --Ray. 
 
  Syn:  Forlorn;  melancholy;  sorrowful;  desolate;  woeful; 
  hopeless;  gloomy.  --  {Dis*con"so*late*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Dis*con"so*late*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  disconsolate 
  adj  1:  sad  beyond  comforting;  incapable  of  being  consoled; 
  "inconsolable  when  her  son  died"  [syn:  {inconsolable}, 
  {unconsolable}]  [ant:  {consolable}] 
  2:  causing  dejection;  "a  blue  day";  "the  dark  days  of  the  war"; 
  "a  week  of  rainy  depressing  weather";  "a  disconsolate 
  winter  landscape";  "the  first  dismal  dispiriting  days  of 
  November";  "a  dark  gloomy  day";  "grim  rainy  weather"  [syn: 
  {blue},  {dark},  {depressing},  {dismal},  {dispiriting},  {gloomy}, 
  {grim}] 




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