I adjective afflicted, anguished, atrabilious, bereaved, brokenhearted, burdened, careworn, cast down, cheerless, comfortless, crestfallen, crushed, dejected, depressed, desolate, despairing, despondent, discouraged, disheartened, dismal, dispirited, distressed, doleful, dolorous, downcast, downhearted, elegiac, encumbered, forlorn, funereal, gloomy, glum, grief-stricken, grieved, grieving, heartbroken, heartsick, heavy-laden, hopeless, hurt, in despair, in heavy spirits, inconsolable, infelicitous, joyless, lachrymose, lamenting, languishing, lost, low spirited, maestus, melancholic, melancholy, miserable, moody, morose, mournful, mourning, overcome, pained, pathetic, pessimistic, plaintive, sad, saturnine, sober, somber, sorrowful, spiritless, stricken, tearful, triste, troubled, unconsolable, unhappy, unnerved, wan, weeping, woebegone, woeful, wretched II index despondent, lugubrious, pessimistic

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Disconsolate — Dis*con so*late, n. Disconsolateness. [Obs.] Barrow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • disconsolate — (adj.) c.1400, from M.L. disconsolatus comfortless, from L. dis away (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + consolatus, pp. of consolari (see CONSOLE (Cf. console) (v.)). Related: Disconsolately …   Etymology dictionary

  • disconsolate — woebegone, *downcast, dejected, depressed, dispirited Analogous words: inconsolable, comfortless (see affirmative verbs at COMFORT): sorrowful, woeful (see corresponding nouns at SORROW): *melancholy, doleful …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • disconsolate — [adj] depressed, unhappy bad, black, blue, cheerless, cold, comfortless, crestfallen, crushed, dark, dejected, desolate, despairing, destroyed, dispirited, distressed, doleful, down, downcast, downhearted, dreary, forlorn, gloomy, grief stricken …   New thesaurus

  • disconsolate — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ unable to be comforted or consoled; very unhappy. DERIVATIVES disconsolately adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • disconsolate — [dis kän′sə lit, dis′kän′sə lit] adj. [ME < ML disconsolatus < L dis + consolatus, pp. of consolari: see DIS & CONSOLE1] 1. so unhappy that nothing will comfort; inconsolable; dejected 2. causing or suggesting dejection; cheerless… …   English World dictionary

  • disconsolate — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin disconsolatus, from Latin dis + consolatus, past participle of consolari to console Date: 14th century 1. cheerless < a clutch of disconsolate houses D. H. Lawrence > 2. dejected, downcast …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • disconsolate — disconsolately, adv. disconsolation /dis kon seuh lay sheuhn/, disconsolateness, n. /dis kon seuh lit/, adj. 1. without consolation or solace; hopelessly unhappy; inconsolable: Loss of her pet dog made her disconsolate. 2. characterized by or… …   Universalium

  • disconsolate — adjective a) cheerless, dreary I opened my eyes to this disconsolate day. b) seemingly beyond consolation; inconsolable For weeks after the death of her cat she was disconsolate. Syn …   Wiktionary

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