jeremiade


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jeremiad \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.
   [1913 Webster]

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