Definition of Jeremiad

1. Noun. A long and mournful complaint. "A jeremiad against any form of government"

Generic synonyms: Complaint



Definition of Jeremiad

1. n. A tale of sorrow, disappointment, or complaint; a doleful story; a dolorous tirade; -- generally used satirically.

Definition of Jeremiad

1. Noun. 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. ¹

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Definition of Jeremiad

1. a tale of woe [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jeremiad

jequerity
jequirities
jequirity
jequirity bean
jequirity beans
jer
jerbil
jerbils
jerboa
jerboa kangaroo
jerboa rat
jerboas
jereed
jereeds
jeremejevite
jeremiad (current term)
jeremiads
jeremitaylorically
jerepigo
jerepigos
jerfalcon
jerfalcons
jerib
jeribs
jerid
jerids

Literary usage of Jeremiad

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1. Transatlantic Sketches, Comprising Visits to the Most Interesting Scenes in by James Edward Alexander (1833)
"—Pity the Rover's Bride A jeremiad. — American Gold Mines.—Gold in Dust and Gold in Mass.—Smelting.—Aborigines worked the Mines. ..."

2. Society Verse by American Writers edited by Ernest De Lancey Pierson (1887)
"THE STORK'S jeremiad. BESSIE CHANDLER. "/^\NE-LEGGED stork, thou standest sad and lonely, ^•"^ A tear, methinks, I notice in thine eye. ..."

3. A Synopsis of Popery, as it was and as it is by William Hogan (1847)
"... against Eugene Sue's Wandering Jew, and concluded with a jeremiad, bemoaning that so many copies of it should have been distributed in the book stores ..."

4. Popery! As it was and as it is: Also, Auricular Confession; and Popish Nunneries by William Hogan (1853)
"... and concluded with a jeremiad, bemoaning that so many copies of it should have been distributed in the book stores in New York. ..."

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