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jeremiad

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noun jer·e·mi·ad \ˌjer-ə-ˈmī-əd, -ˌad\

Definition of jeremiad

  1. :  a prolonged lamentation or complaint; also :  a cautionary or angry harangue



Examples of jeremiad

  1. <a jeremiad against the political apathy shown by so many young people>



Origin of jeremiad

French jérémiade, from Jérémie Jeremiah, from Late Latin Jeremias


First Known Use: 1780


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