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 disconsolate parent.
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One morn a Peri at the gate
Of Eden stood disconsolate.
Moore.
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The ladies and the knights, no shelter nigh,
Were dropping wet, disconsolate and wan.
Dryden.
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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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