Definition of inconsolable adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌɪnkənˈsəʊləbl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnkənˈsoʊləbl//
(also unconsolable) Unhappiness
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very sad and unable to accept help or comfort They were inconsolable when their only child died. inconsolable grief See related entries: Unhappiness Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French, or from Latin inconsolabilis, from in- ‘not’ + consolabilis ‘able to be consoled’, from the verb consolari (from con- ‘with’ + solari ‘soothe’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: inconsolable