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jeremiad

[jer-uh-mahy-uh d, -ad] /ˌdʒɛr əˈmaɪ əd, -æd/
noun
1.
a prolonged lamentation or mournful complaint.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; Jeremi(ah) + -ad, in reference to Jeremiah's Lamentations
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British Dictionary definitions for jeremiad

jeremiad

/ˌdʒɛrɪˈmaɪəd/
noun
1.
a long mournful lamentation or complaint
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Word Origin and History for jeremiad
n.

1780, from French jérémiade (1762), in reference to "Lamentations of Jeremiah" in Old Testament.

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