jeremiad

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jer·e·mi·ad

 (jĕr′ə-mī′əd)
n.
A literary work or speech expressing a bitter lament or a righteous prophecy of doom.

[French jérémiade, after Jérémie, Jeremiah, prophet traditionally considered the author of the biblical book of Lamentations, from Late Latin Ieremiās; see Jeremiah1.]

jeremiad

(ˌdʒɛrɪˈmaɪəd)
n
a long mournful lamentation or complaint

jer•e•mi•ad

(ˌdʒɛr əˈmaɪ əd, -æd)

n.
a prolonged lament; complaint.
[1770–80; Jeremi (ah) + -ad1, in reference to Jeremiah's Lamentations]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jeremiad - a long and mournful complaint; "a jeremiad against any form of government"
complaint - an expression of grievance or resentment

jeremiad

noun
A long, violent, or blustering speech, usually of censure or denunciation:
Translations
jeremiadivalitusvirsivuodatus
jeremiád
jeremiadeklagesang
jeremiadklagovisa

jeremiad

[ˌdʒerɪˈmaɪəd] Njeremiada f

jeremiad

n (liter)Jeremiade f (liter), → Klagelied nt
References in classic literature ?
Without taking the mate's jeremiads seriously he put them beside the words of Mr.
That publication, known for printing Tony Judt's call for a binational Palestinian state and Peter Beinart's jeremiads against the "American Jewish establishment," was, Myers sniffed, "too Israeli.
When we tie together the jeremiads and rhetoric with what the Trump administration is doing in other governing spaces, the practice of attacking the press becomes clearer as policy than solely reckless rant.
But others beg to differ, citing the testimonies of Edgar Matobato, Arturo Lascanas, and, long before them, the jeremiads of Fr.
Here jeremiads against empire and the corporate state mix with tributes to the many faces of a flourishing regional culture: poets, painters, amateur scientists, irregular old holidays, minor-league baseball squads.
One remembers (nostalgically, alas) Judith Butler's suggestion that the potentially offensive sign on the gay male restaurateur's door, "She's overworked and needs a rest" (167), was an occasion to think about how no constituency owns the feminine (not the female, the feminine); or how the offence taken by the theologian who hated jello-esque religious kitsch became for Eve Sedgwick an analysis of the queerly reparative vestiges of sentimentality (Epistemology 142-43); or, more recently, Lee Edelman's suggestion that we respond to Christians' jeremiad that queers are destroying the world not with "self-righteous bromides of liberal pluralism" (16) but with an analysis of how such jeremiads might, or even should, be true.
My essay had nothing to do with Puritanism or Jeremiads per se, so I think the assignment must have been more open-ended, something about persuasion or form or constructing a polemic in some broader sense.
And so it is--the Holocaust lacks merriment, even optimism; the poems are a cycle of Jeremiads each showing that living at the time would have been equal with staying in hell.
What is needed is cool heads and political courage - and fewer jeremiads from commentators such as Mr Davies.
It is not always easy to find the connections between, for example, visions of some nuns and female fashion in clothing a decade after the earthquake, with the jeremiads immediately following the disaster and blaming it on religious relaxation and decadent luxury.
I hope The Journal will henceforth press Labour representatives hard for answers on this point, rather than printing yet more jeremiads from Sir Jeremy and his fellow Labour politicians.
The risk is that his jeremiads become self-fulfilling.