1(c.650–c.585 BC), a Hebrew prophet. He foresaw the fall of Assyria, the conquest of his country by Egypt and Babylon, and the destruction of Jerusalem. The biblical Lamentations are traditionally ascribed to Jeremiah.
- 1.1A book of the Bible containing the prophecies of Jeremiah.
A person who complains continually or foretells disaster.
spoilsport, moaner, complainer, mope, prophet of doom, Cassandra, Jeremiah, death's head at a feast
- ‘Despite the Jeremiahs, tourism - Edinburgh's biggest industry - continues to expand.’
- ‘It hasn't been publicly articulated because the great and the good of the arts community don't want to be seen as Jeremiahs.’
- ‘Only a few brave economic writers are prepared to act as Jeremiahs.’
- ‘Saturday's vote must force these Jeremiahs to question their consciences.’
- ‘Countless Jeremiahs have denounced the impending death of the book at the hands of new forms of media.’
- ‘That gloomiest of Jeremiahs, he conceded that to the inexperienced eye, the revolution in France exhibited a ‘fair prospect.’’
- ‘Facing the chaos of industrialization, a new generation of Jeremiahs moved to restore the nation's ‘hearthstone values.’’
- ‘Contrary to their claims, these writers are hardly courageous Jeremiahs crying out an unwelcome doctrine to rootless and anomic individuals.’
- ‘Indeed, contemporary Jeremiahs were only too quick to seize on the corrupting consequences of consumerism.’
- ‘So who's right, a Feelgood Fed or the housing Jeremiahs?’
- ‘Oramo shrugged off the Jeremiahs who were predicting that without Rattle the CBSO would back into obscurity.’
- ‘The prophets of doom are pessimistic; the Jeremiahs predict misfortune and calamity.’
- ‘Despite the predictions of the Jeremiahs, the Vettriano market is still holding up.’
- ‘I ask myself: can anyone be both a proud father and a Jeremiah?’