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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.
After a hearty meal and a dip in the trough to wash the dust from them, they strolled forth into the bailey, where the bowman peered about through the darkness at wall and at keep, with the carping eyes of one who has seen something of sieges, and is not likely to be satisfied.
Macey, you and me are two folks," said Ben, slightly indignant at this carping.