Jeremiad meaning

jĕrə-mīəd
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A long lamentation or complaint: in allusion to the Lamentations of Jeremiah.
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A long, scolding speech, sermon, etc. expressing disapproval or warning of disaster.
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A long speech or prose work that bitterly laments the state of society and its morals, and often contains a prophecy of its coming downfall.
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A literary work or speech expressing a bitter lament or a righteous prophecy of doom.
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Origin of jeremiad

  • French jérémiade after Jérémie Jeremiah, prophet traditionally considered the author of the biblical book of Lamentations from Late Latin Ieremiās Jeremiah1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French jérémiade, from Jérémie, from Latin Ieremias, from Hebrew ירמיה (“Jeremiah”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Jeremiah was a biblical prophet who lamented the moral state of Judah and predicted her downfall.

    From Wiktionary