Definition of jeremiad noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌdʒerɪˈmaɪæd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌdʒerɪˈmaɪæd//
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a very long sad complaint or list of complaints Word Originlate 18th cent.: from French jérémiade, from Jérémie ‘Jeremiah’, from ecclesiastical Latin Jeremias, with reference to the Lamentations of Jeremiah in the Old Testament in the Bible.
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