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  • cheerless, dreary
          I opened my eyes to this disconsolate day
  • seemingly beyond consolation; inconsolable
          for weeks after the death of her cat she was disconsolate
  • in a disconsolate manner
          she wandered disconsolately away from the lonely alter
  • the degree to which a person or thing is disconsolate
          each day's disconsolateness greater than the last
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Dis*con"so*late (?), n. Disconsolateness. [Obs.] Barrow.

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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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