jeremiad

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

noun

a prolonged lamentation or mournful complaint.

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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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