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