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
  1. adjective
    sad beyond comforting; incapable of being consoled
    synonyms: inconsolable, unconsolable
    crushed by grief
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    able to be consoled
  2. adjective
    causing dejection
    “a disconsolate winter landscape”
    synonyms: blue, dark, dingy, dismal, drab, drear, dreary, gloomy, grim, sorry
    cheerless, depressing, uncheerful
    causing sad feelings of gloom and inadequacy
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