- a prolonged lamentation or mournful complaint.
Origin of jeremiad
Examples from the Web for jeremiad
The Task Force report is a blend of modern bureaucratese and the old Judeo-Christian tradition of the jeremiad.Did the Southern Baptist ‘Conservative Resurgence’ Fail?
June 1, 2014
Huckabee should deliver a jeremiad lambasting Washington for its role in fostering the housing collapse and the Great Recession.Mike Huckabee’s Bully Pulpit: Economic Populism
December 24, 2013
But neither is it a rigorous sociological study or a polemic or a jeremiad.Too Soon to Write: Choire Sicha’s ‘Very Recent History’
August 8, 2013
The one wrote a Jeremiad about usury, and was called Jeremy Bentham.The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
There was just truth enough in the Jeremiad to make it sting.Tracks of a Rolling Stone
Henry J. Coke
However, here is my jeremiad after all; it seems to have been inevitable!The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky
Now I've done my Jeremiad, and I will go on twanging my harp in the "willow tree."Louisa May Alcott
Louisa May Alcott
To-night, however, there were variety and spice with his Jeremiad.The Goose Girl
- a long mournful lamentation or complaint
Word Origin and History for jeremiad
1780, from French jérémiade (1762), in reference to "Lamentations of Jeremiah" in Old Testament.