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. [1913 Webster]

One morn a Peri at the gate Of Eden stood disconsolate. --Moore. [1913 Webster]

The ladies and the knights, no shelter nigh, Were dropping wet, disconsolate and wan. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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