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Definitions for jeremiad
ˌdʒɛr əˈmaɪ əd, -ædjeremi·ad

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jeremiadnoun

    a long and mournful complaint

    "a jeremiad against any form of government"

Wiktionary

  1. jeremiadnoun

    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.

  2. Etymology: From jérémiade, from Jérémie, from Ieremias, from ירמיה.

Wikipedia

  1. Jeremiad

    A jeremiad is a long literary work, usually in prose, but sometimes in verse, in which the author bitterly laments the state of society and its morals in a serious tone of sustained invective, and always contains a prophecy of society's imminent downfall. Generally, the term jeremiad is applied to moralistic texts that denounce a society for its wickedness, and prophesy its downfall. Over time, the impact of the term has faded and has become a general expression for lament. It is often perceived with derogatory overtones. The jeremiad has a unique presence in American culture and in the history of the United States, having roots in Colonial-era settlers in New England. In American culture, jeremiads are closely associated with historical American Puritans and the controversial concept of American exceptionalism.

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  1. jeremiad

    A jeremiad is a long literary work or speech characterized by bitter lamentation or a strong expression of grief, sorrow, or complaint about the state of society or a particular condition, typically involving a prophetic warning of disaster. It is named after the biblical prophet Jeremiah who mourned the sins and impending downfall of his city, Jerusalem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jeremiadnoun

    alt. of Jeremiade

Wikidata

  1. Jeremiad

    A jeremiad is a long literary work, usually in prose, but sometimes in verse, in which the author bitterly laments the state of society and its morals in a serious tone of sustained invective, and always contains a prophecy of society's imminent downfall. The word is an eponym, named after the Biblical prophet Jeremiah, and comes from Biblical works attributed to him, the Book of Jeremiah and the Book of Lamentations. The Book of Jeremiah prophesies the coming downfall of the Kingdom of Judah, and asserts that this is because its rulers have broken the covenant with the Lord. The Lamentations, similarly, lament the fall of the kingdom of Judah after the conquest prophesied by Jeremiah has occurred: How doth the city sit solitary, that was full of people! how is she become as a widow! she that was great among the nations, and princess among the provinces, how is she become tributary! She weepeth sore in the night, and her tears are on her cheeks: among all her lovers she hath none to comfort her: all her friends have dealt treacherously with her, they are become her enemies. Judah is gone into captivity because of affliction, and because of great servitude: she dwelleth among the heathen, she findeth no rest: all her persecutors overtook her between the straits. The ways of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn feasts: all her gates are desolate: her priests sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she is in bitterness.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Jeremiad

    jer-e-mī′ad, n. a lamentation: a tale of grief: a doleful story. [From Jeremiah the prophet, author of the book of Lamentations.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Jeremiad

    a lament over degeneracy in modern times.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Jeremiad

    A tale of woe, a doleful story. So called after the Prophet Jeremiah, who wrote the “Book of Lamentations.”

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jeremiad in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jeremiad in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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