jeremiad

[ jer-uh-mahy-uh d, -ad ]
/ ˌdʒɛr əˈmaɪ əd, -æd /

noun

a prolonged lamentation or mournful complaint.

Nearby words

  1. jerash,
  2. jerba,
  3. jerbil,
  4. jerboa,
  5. jereed,
  6. jeremiah,
  7. jeremy,
  8. jerepigo,
  9. jerez,
  10. jerez de la frontera

Origin of jeremiad

1770–80; Jeremi(ah) + -ad1 in reference to Jeremiah's Lamentations

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British Dictionary definitions for jeremiad

jeremiad

/ (ˌdʒɛrɪˈmaɪəd) /

noun

a long mournful lamentation or complaint
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Word Origin and History for jeremiad

jeremiad

n.

1780, from French jérémiade (1762), in reference to "Lamentations of Jeremiah" in Old Testament.

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