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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 periodicals archive ?
"The Victorian Jerimiad: Critics of Accumulation and Display." In Consuming Visions: Accumulation and Display of Goods in America, 1880-1920.
This was the era of the culture wars and the right-wing jerimiads against the destruction of the traditional humanities by entities like cultural studies and world literature.