What is another word for jeremiads?

6 synonyms found


[ d͡ʒˈɛɹəmˌɪadz], [ d‍ʒˈɛɹəmˌɪadz], [ dʒ_ˈɛ_ɹ_ə_m_ˌɪ__a_d_z]

Jeremiads are a genre of literature that entail long, mournful complaints about society or its institutions. The word "jeremiad" is not frequently used, but when it is, it is sometimes seen as pejorative. There are many synonyms that can be used in place of the word "jeremiad" that are more neutral or positive in connotation. Some of the synonyms for "jeremiad" include lament, complaint, bemoaning, diatribe, tirade, critique, and reflection. These words all describe a similar form of expression, but they do not carry the negative connotations that "jeremiad" might carry. Depending on the context, any of these words could be used in place of "jeremiad".

Synonyms for Jeremiads:

What are the hypernyms for Jeremiads?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Jeremiads

To go shouting jeremiads in the street, and end by sending someone to fight in his place!
"Monsieur Cherami"
Charles Paul de Kock
I will try Nordau's Entartung this summer-as a rule however it duzn't profit me to read jeremiads against evil-the example of a little good has more effect.
"The Letters of William James, Vol. II"
William James
Muscular activity and a liberal imitation of the jeremiads once more subjugated the rebel-and the same rebellion and its suppression in a like manner took place the following morning before breakfast.
"Penrod and Sam"
Booth Tarkington

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