Dis*con"so*late (?), n.

Disconsolateness.

[Obs.]

Barrow.

 

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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.

 

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