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If you are ‘disconsolate’ about something, then you are more than just unhappy. This formal word implies that you are so upset that you cannot be consoled or cheered up. It is generally characterized by silence and deep, melancholic introspection; like you’re lost in your own world. Typically this is the temporary result of a tragedy or crushing disappointment.
John was disconsolate after losing his job. I tried to reassure him, but he was too upset at that time to listen.
My divorce was deeply upsetting, but I cannot afford to give in to disconsolateness. I will do whatever I can to stay positive.
Maria didn’t say anything when she got the news about the tragedy. She just sat and stared at the floor disconsolately.