If you are sad and can't be cheered up, you're disconsolate. Why were you disconsolate after scoring a touchdown? Oh...it was for the other team.

In addition to meaning "inconsolable," the adjective disconsolate can also mean "dejected." Most people would be disconsolate after being laid off from a job, losing a beloved pet, or missing out on tickets to see a favorite band play live. This word ultimately derives from the Latin verb consolari, meaning "to cheer (someone) up or offer comfort to."

Definitions of disconsolate

adj sad beyond comforting; incapable of being consoled

inconsolable, unconsolable
crushed by grief
able to be consoled

adj causing dejection

“a disconsolate winter landscape”
blue, dark, dingy, dismal, drab, drear, dreary, gloomy, grim, sorry
cheerless, depressing, uncheerful
causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy

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