jeremiad


jer·e·mi·ad

noun \ˌjer-ə-ˈmī-əd, -ˌad\

Definition of JEREMIAD

:  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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