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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. [1913 Webster]