1. Seeming beyond consolation; extremely dejected: disconsolate at the loss of the dog. See Synonyms at depressed.
2. Cheerless; gloomy: a disconsolate winter landscape.
[Middle English, from Medieval Latin discōnsōlātus : Latin dis-, dis- + cōnsōlātus, past participle of cōnsōlārī, to console; see CONSOLE1.]
dis·con′so·lation (-kŏn′sə-lāshən) n.
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