carping

[ kahr-ping ]
/ ˈkɑr pɪŋ /

adjective

characterized by fussy or petulant faultfinding; querulous: carping criticism.

noun

petty faultfinding.

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Origin of carping

1275–1325; Middle English (noun); see carp1, -ing2, -ing1

OTHER WORDS FROM carping

carp·ing·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for carping

carping
/ (ˈkɑːpɪŋ) /

adjective

tending to make petty complaints; fault-finding

Derived forms of carping

carpingly, adverb
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