We're working on a new site. Click here to get a sneak preview.


noun jer·e·mi·ad \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


Next Word in the Dictionary: JeremiahPrevious Word in the Dictionary: jeremejeviteAll Words Near: jeremiad
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears