disconsolation

[ dis-kon-suh-lit ]SEE DEFINITION OF disconsolation
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Then would anxiety, incertitude, and disconsolation possess the bosom of Melissa, until dissipated by his safe return.

The theme occasioned as much enthusiasm as could be expected from hearts saddened by disconsolation.

Dolf Springer sat on the door-step, his head hunched down between his shoulders, a very picture of disconsolation.

He seemed to be anxious to be rid of her, and she went away in some disconsolation at his abrupt change of manner.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, from Medieval Latin disconsolatus "comfortless," from Latin dis- "away" (see dis-) + consolatus, past participle of consolari (see console (v.)). Related: Disconsolately.

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