Definitions for: Jeremiad


[n] a long and mournful complaint; "a jeremiad against any form of government"



Webster (1913) Definition: Jer`e*mi"ad, Jeremiade Jer`e*mi"ade, n. [From
Jeremiah, the prophet: cf. F. j['e]r['e]miade.]
A tale of sorrow, disappointment, or complaint; a doleful
story; a dolorous tirade; -- generally used satirically.

He has prolonged his complaint into an endless
jeremiad. --Lamb.

See Also: complaint


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