• WordNet 3.6
    • n disconsolateness feeling downcast and disheartened and hopeless
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n disconsolateness The state of being disconsolate or comfortless.
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In literature:

The ex-professor, who looked disconsolate though very calm, at once settled himself in his corner.
"Lourdes From the "Three Cities"" by Emile Zola
I was disconsolate now.
"Roughing It, Part 8." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
I remained in this disconsolate condition for about an hour, when Captain Turner returned on board.
"Jack in the Forecastle" by John Sherburne Sleeper
Robert Audley seated himself in a Windsor chair by the cold hearth-stone, and stared disconsolately about him.
"Lady Audley's Secret" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
An arrangement was made by which Mike's disconsolate horses were fed at Ringwood, and he took care of both strings.
"Thoroughbreds" by W. A. Fraser
They found her feeble, spiritless and disconsolate.
"Imogen" by William Godwin
The ex-professor, who looked disconsolate though very calm, at once settled himself in his corner.
"The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris" by Emile Zola
So disconsolate did these thoughts make him, that Perseus could not bear to tell his another what he had undertaken to do.
"The Gorgon's Head" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The girl watched him out of sight and sighed disconsolately.
"Chip, of the Flying U" by B. M. Bower
She looked very disconsolate and dim.
"Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood" by George MacDonald

In poetry:

Heavenly thunder doesn't frighten you,
Earthly thunders you hold in your hands
That is why these unknown men must carry
Grief disconsolate within their hearts.
"Thoughts At A Vestibule" by Nikolay Alekseyevich Nekrasov
Uninterruptedly falls the snow,
Like meagre, long wool-strands, scant and slow,
O'er the meagre, long plain disconsolate.
Cold with lovelessness, warm with hate.
"The Snow" by Emile Verhaeren
The leaves are lying numberless,
Disconsolately dead;
Where lucent was their sylvan dress
And lightsome was their tread,
They rot below the bitter snow,
"Leaves" by Robert W Service
Close to my heart I fold each lovely thing
The sweet day yields; and, not disconsolate,
With the calm patience of the woods I wait
For leaf and blossom when God gives us Spring!
"A Day" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Saw the Norway spruces bending,
Saw their snowy arms extending
Over a wind-strewn bed
Where lay her valiant dead,
And saw her turn with the disconsolate who weep
Over the form asleep.
"The First Thanksgiving Day After The War" by Annie Adams Fields
And there is nothing proud now, nor disconsolate
Nothing youthful save where dark crocus flings
Summer's last challenge toward Winter's merciless
Cohort, for whom the robin alone sings.
"The Change" by Ivor Gurney

In news:

Detroit Pistons' Lawrence Frank disconsolate after season-worst 32-point drubbing by Atlanta Hawks.
Wake up bloated and disconsolate from yesterday's New Year's Day brunch -brunch is always a bad idea, especially when the host gets "creative" and tries to serve wassail.
There were only four guests, all staying for a single night, during a recent week at the Relais Azalai, this town's one modern hotel, forcing disconsolate tourist guides to trudge through streets of deep sand in a vain search for clients.
In the cold, windswept tunnels beneath the royal parks they stand, in single file with mop and bucket, their heads bent, faces set in stony disconsolation.
Every medical student—and disconsolate doctor—should consider a visit to Athens.
She marries melodies that draw on blues, country, and folk influences to literary lyrics that cut deep to the disconsolate heart of the human condition.
WILLIAM BATES slumped at the pump last Saturday morning at a gas station on State Highway 169, 70 miles north of his Minneapolis home, and disconsolately refilled his green Jeep Wrangler with $2.11-a-gallon gas.