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carp·ing

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

carp′ing·ly adv.
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carping

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

(ˈkɑr pɪŋ)

adj.
characterized by or inclined to petty or fussy faultfinding.
[1275–1325]
carp′ing•ly, adv.
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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"
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carping

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

adjective
Inclined to judge too severely:
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Translations

carping

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

[ˈkɑːpɪŋ]
1. adj (critic) → che trova sempre qualcosa da ridire
2. nlamentele fpl
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References in periodicals archive ?
Of course racecourse management is about being paid to make awkward judgements, but Michael 'Hurricane' Fish can testify that the weather makes fools of us all - and for Derby to get questioned so carpingly, including an extraordinary suggestion of abandoning in order to claim on his insurance, was regrettable.