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What prophet caused the coining of a word that denotes "a diatribe of unrelieved pessimism"?




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Answer: Jeremiah

The Book of Jeremiah is a long, unremitting, pessimistic verbal assault; thus, any such pessimistic outpouring has come to be called a Jeremiad. Note: the unremittingly optimistic English managed to transform the name Jeremiah into Jeremy.


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