jeremiad[jer′ə mī′ad′, -əd]
- 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: Fr jérémiade < Jérémie, Jeremiah: see Jeremiah
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Origin: French jérémiade, after Jérémie, Jeremiah, author of The Lamentations, from Late Latin Ieremiās; see Jeremiah1.