- a long lamentation or complaint: in allusion to the Lamentations of Jeremiah
- a long, scolding speech, sermon, etc. expressing disapproval or warning of disaster
Origin of jeremiadFrench jérémiade ; from Jérémie, Jeremiah: see Jeremiah
A literary work or speech expressing a bitter lament or a righteous prophecy of doom.
Origin of jeremiadFrench jérémiade, after Jérémie, Jeremiah, prophet traditionally considered the author of the biblical book of Lamentations, from Late Latin Ieremias; see Jeremiah1.