What is another word for disconsolate?

Pronunciation: [dɪskˈɒnsələt] (IPA)

When you're feeling disconsolate, you can use several synonyms to express your emotions accurately. Gloomy, dejected, desolate, melancholy, and forlorn are all words that describe a sense of sadness or misery. Woeful, wretched, crestfallen, heartbroken, and brokenhearted are some other words that convey the same feeling. If you're upset and can't seem to shake it off, you could also use the words mournful, doleful, or sorrowful to express your distress. Sometimes, when you're feeling disconsolate, you might want to retreat from the world and spend time alone, so you can also use isolated, deserted, or solitary to describe your mood.

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What are the hypernyms for Disconsolate?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for disconsolate?

Disconsolate is a feeling of extreme sadness or hopelessness. Antonyms for disconsolate would be words that offer a contrasting emotion. Some antonyms for disconsolate are contented, cheerful, merry, elated, ecstatic, and blissful which are words that denote a feeling of joy, happiness, and satisfaction. These words can be used to describe someone who is cheerful or upbeat. For example, when we hear about some glad news from our loved ones, we often become ecstatic. Similarly, when we achieve our goals, we become blissful. Being contented and satisfied with life can also be an antonym for disconsolate.

Usage examples for Disconsolate

Retiring into a corner, she sat disconsolate all day.
"Stories of Animal Sagacity"
W.H.G. Kingston
Liza was left alone, rather disconsolate at all this bustle and preparation.
"Liza of Lambeth"
W. Somerset Maugham
The faces of the prisoners were ghastly and disconsolate.
"Bracebridge Hall, or The Humorists"
Washington Irving

Famous quotes with Disconsolate

  • There are always an ample sufficiency of compassionate neighbours ready to console one who, by common consent, is styled "the disconsolate widower.”
    Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  • [Aphrodite] set out, and after searching up and down Olympus for her boy, found him far away in the fruit-laden orchard of Zeus. With him was Ganymede, whose beauty had so captivated Zeus that he took him up to heaven to live with the immortals. The two lads, who had much in common, were playing with golden knuckle-bones. Eros, the greedy boy, was standing there with a whole handful of them clutched to his breast and a happy flush mantling his cheeks. Near by sat Ganymede, hunched up, silent and disconsolate, with only two left. He threw these for what they were worth in quick succession and was furious when Eros laughed. Of course he lost them both immediately – they joined the rest. So he went off in despair with empty hands and did not notice the goddess's approach. Aphrodite came up to her boy, took his chin in her hand, and said: 'Why this triumphant smile, you rascal?'
    Apollonius of Rhodes
  • One morn a Peri at the gate Of Eden stood disconsolate.
    Thomas Moore

Related words: a disconsolate soul, disconsolate heart, disconsolate mood, disconsolate feelings, disconsolate mind, be disconsolate, feeling disconsolate

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