jeremiad

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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

Cannes is smacking its lips in anticipation of filmmaker and provocateur Michael Moore's latest jeremiad against the US administration, which receives its premiere at the film festival today.

\Jer'e*mi"ad\, n A tale of sorrow, disappointment, or complaint; a long and mournful complaint
A tale of sorrow, disappointment, or complaint; a doleful story; a dolorous tirade; generally used satirically
a long and mournful complaint; "a jeremiad against any form of government"
{i} lamentation, sorrowful complaint
A type of sermon, modeled on the tone of the prophet Jeremiah, used by New England clergymen to express their disapproval of the transition to commercial values
a long and mournful complaint; "a jeremiad against any form of government
a long speech or piece of writing that complains about a situation, or says that bad things will happen (jérémiade, from Jérémie , the prophet who told of bad things that would happen)
a prolonged lamentation or complaint
jeremiads
plural of jeremiad
jeremiad

    Расстановка переносов

    jer·e·mi·ad

    Синонимы

    lament, lamentation

    Произношение

    Этимология

    [ "jer-&-'mI-&d, -"ad ] (noun.) 1780. From French jérémiade Jérémie Latin Ieremias Hebrew ירמיה (“Jeremiah”). Jeremiah|Jeremiah]] was a biblical prophet who lamented the moral state of Judah and predicted her downfall.

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