disconsolate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj disconsolate 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"
    • adj disconsolate sad beyond comforting; incapable of being consoled "inconsolable when her son died"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Disconsolate 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 ."
      "The ladies and the knights, no shelter nigh,
      Were dropping wet, disconsolate and wan."
    • n Disconsolate Disconsolateness.
    • Disconsolate Inspiring dejection; saddening; cheerless; as, the disconsolate darkness of the winter nights.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • disconsolate Destitute of comfort or consolation; sorrowful; hopeless or not expecting comfort; sad; dejected; melancholy.
    • disconsolate Causing or manifesting discomfort; sad or saddening; cheerless; gloomy: as, disconsolate news; a disconsolate look or manner.
    • disconsolate Synonyms Inconsolable, forlorn.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Disconsolate dis-kon′sō-lāt without consolation or comfort: hopeless: sad
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. disconsolatus,; L. dis-, + consolatus, p. p. of consolari, to console. See Console (v. t.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. dis, neg., and consolāri, consolātus, to console.

Usage

In literature:

The Enemy turned upon him with a radiant gleam in his once sombre disconsolate eyes.
"The Man From Brodney's" by George Barr McCutcheon
Pompey followed the roads leading along the banks of this stream, weary in body, and harassed and disconsolate in mind.
"History of Julius Caesar" by Jacob Abbott
Nor was the disconsolate matron the only one who lamented her losses.
"Fenton's Quest" by M. E. Braddon
As much vexed and irritated as disconsolate, she set out for Blois with her children, being resolved to fortify herself there.
"A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume III. of VI." by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
He thinks himself obliged in Duty to be sad and disconsolate.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
So every one said he did not know, and the Griffin wandered about disconsolate.
"The Bee-Man of Orn and Other Fanciful Tales" by Frank R. Stockton
Her long widowhood was a period of disconsolate mourning.
"The Glories of Ireland" by Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
O Palace empty and disconsolate!
"The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Vol. II." by William Wordsworth
I turn them disconsolately about.
"Nancy" by Rhoda Broughton
By and by she ceased to weep, and went about the cottage in a weary, disconsolate way that cut Antoine to the heart.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 1"
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In poetry:

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
It is the hour when Night, disconsolate,
And weary of the unimagined state
She holds in hidden places far away.
Thinks with new longing of her wayward mate,
And yearns toward the singing, young-eyed Day.
"Twilight" by Ethel Clifford
But I, remembering, pitied well
And loved them, who, with lonely light,
In empty infinite spaces dwell,
Disconsolate. For, all the night,
I heard the thin gnat-voices cry,
Star to faint star, across the sky.
"The Jolly Company" by Rupert Brooke
Then wherefore should my soul repine,
Why be disconsolate and sad;
All things are well in Fate's design,
Nor great, nor small, nor good, nor bad
Has aught to boast of o'er the clay,
Tyranny plunders, day by day.
"Lines To Caste" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
Oh thou beyond those heathery hills, beyond those woodlands blue,
Which, as they meet the eastern sky, receive its azure hue,
Ah, must I lonely linger here, where nought but griefs await,
Where life is but one long, long sigh, and all disconsolate?
"When The Twilight Shadows Deepen" by Lennox Amott

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.
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