A jeremiad refers to a passionate and often lengthy lamentation or complaint, typically a protest against a perceived injustice or wrongdoing.
The word jeremiad is derived from the name of the prophet jeremiah, who in the old testament delivered many passionate and eloquent laments over the state of his people.
- His speech was a jeremiad against corruption in government.
- Her article was a jeremiad about the state of education in the country.
- The jeremiad was an impassioned plea for social reform.
- The jeremiad was a powerful and moving critique of society.
- The jeremiad was a long and detailed complaint about the state of the nation.