carping


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carp·ing

 (kär′pĭng)
adj.
Naggingly critical or complaining.

carp′ing·ly adv.

carping

(ˈkɑːpɪŋ)
adj
tending to make petty complaints; fault-finding
ˈcarpingly adv

carp•ing

(ˈkɑr pɪŋ)

adj.
characterized by or inclined to petty or fussy faultfinding.
[1275–1325]
carp′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.carping - persistent petty and unjustified criticism
criticism, unfavorable judgment - disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings; "the senator received severe criticism from his opponent"

carping

adjective fault-finding, critical, nagging, picky (informal), nit-picking (informal), hard to please, cavilling, hypercritical, captious They deserve recognition, not carping criticism.

carping

adjective
Inclined to judge too severely:
Translations

carping

[ˈkɑːpɪŋ]
A. ADJcriticón, reparón
B. Nquejas fpl constantes

carping

adj a carping old womaneine alte Meckerziege (inf); she grew weary of his carping criticismsie wurde sein ständiges Nörgeln leid
nNörgelei(en) f(pl), → Gemecker nt (inf)

carping

[ˈkɑːpɪŋ]
1. adj (critic) → che trova sempre qualcosa da ridire
2. nlamentele fpl
References in classic literature ?
But Peter was perfectly satisfied, so nobody cast any blight on his happiness by carping criticism.
The first fish hit so quickly I figure it would take only minutes to dazzle Higbee again with my carping skills.