jeremiad

[jer-uh-mahy-uhd, -ad]
noun
a prolonged lamentation or mournful complaint.

Origin:
1770–80; Jeremi(ah) + -ad, in reference to Jeremiah's Lamentations

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jeremiad (ˌdʒɛrɪˈmaɪəd)
 
n
a long mournful lamentation or complaint

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jeremiad
1780, from Fr. jérémiade (1762), in allusion to "Lamentations of Jeremiah" in Old Testament.
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Example sentences
But the jeremiad will always have its place in such a course.
It's a jazzy jeremiad that dances around the whole dilemma of ratings.
In fact, the book is a sort of jeremiad against environmental threats to the great wilderness areas of the country.
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