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Postby KatyBr » Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:11 pm

dis·con·so·late (ds-kns-lt)
adj.
1. Seeming beyond consolation; extremely dejected: disconsolate at the loss of the dog.
2. Cheerless; gloomy: a disconsolate winter landscape.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin discnsltus : Latin dis-, dis- + cnsltus, past participle of cnslr, to console; see console1.]


dis·conso·late·ly adv.
dis·conso·late·ness, dis·conso·lation (-kns-lshn) n.

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Kt
euphemism for nutty as a fruitcake?
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Re: discolsulate

Postby Stargzer » Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:21 am

KatyBr wrote:
dis·con·so·late (ds-kns-lt)
adj.
1. Seeming beyond consolation; extremely dejected: disconsolate at the loss of the dog.
2. Cheerless; gloomy: a disconsolate winter landscape.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin discnsltus : Latin dis-, dis- + cnsltus, past participle of cnslr, to console; see console1.]


dis·conso·late·ly adv.
dis·conso·late·ness, dis·conso·lation (-kns-lshn) n.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2003. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


Kt
euphemism for nutty as a fruitcake?


Did you mean "disconsolate" or "KT" as a "euphemism for nutty as a fruitcake?" :wink:

Disconsolate just means inconsolable, depressed, extremely sad or gloomy. One could be upbeat but still a fruitcake.
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Postby KatyBr » Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:27 am

Larry,
You are asking it the wrong way around: Could one be disconsolate and not nutty? If one is truely inconsolable can one be sane? After all we do get over stuff even really bad stuff. But depression that goes on and one indicates severe mental illness.

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not nutty anymore. :D
I heard this word in a movie today the characters were talking about patients in a mental hospital and used it as a euphemism for crazy.
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Postby Stargzer » Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:45 pm

KatyBr wrote:Larry,
You are asking it the wrong way around: Could one be disconsolate and not nutty? If one is truely inconsolable can one be sane? After all we do get over stuff even really bad stuff. But depression that goes on and one indicates severe mental illness.

Kt
not nutty anymore. :D
I heard this word in a movie today the characters were talking about patients in a mental hospital and used it as a euphemism for crazy.


But depression isn't the same as nutty, or even insane. (Where is Henri when you need him? :) This place must be a busman's holiday for him! :wink: )

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Who is not bothered by much of anything or anyone anymore . . .
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Postby gailr » Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:28 am

Examples of being disconsolate include the authors of the Book of Lamentationsand, my perennial favorite, William Shakespeare's Hamlet. In both cases, something is unbearably wrong with the environment, and requires coming to grips with the situation and finding a way to deal with it. The resolutions are not necessarily cheerful... but are the speakers/characters insane? And are we when we resonate to what is written?

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Postby Apoclima » Thu Mar 02, 2006 7:59 pm

I think that there is a deep beauty in both extreme sadness and extreme joy. They can both make us cry for their sheer purity.

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