The Closing Word: Jeremiad

Image of Closing Word LogoThis week we continue our vocabulary-building series, “The Closing Word.” Each week we provide a new word to help build your vocabulary and show you an example of how to use it.

This week’s closing word:


Pronounced: (JARE-uh-MY-add)

a long and mournful complaint

From “Use the noun jeremiad to talk about any list of woes, especially a lengthy, mournful one. The word jeremiad was coined in 1700s France, as jérémiade, and it was a reference to the Old Testament’s “Lamentations of Jeremiah.”"

“Please spare me the jeremiad about the way these ‘blind buyers’ fail to see the value of your house. The truth is it’s overpriced.”


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