Definition of Carping

1. Noun. Persistent petty and unjustified criticism.

Exact synonyms: Faultfinding
Generic synonyms: Criticism, Unfavorable Judgment
Derivative terms: Faultfinding



Definition of Carping

1. a. Fault-finding; censorious caviling. See Captious.

Definition of Carping

1. Verb. (present participle of carp) ¹

2. Adjective. Pertaining to excessive complaining. ¹

3. Noun. Excessive complaining. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Carping

1. the act of one who carps [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Carping

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carping (current term)
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Literary usage of Carping

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1. The Bannatyne Manuscript by Walter Scott, David Laing (1896)
"[Thus I propone in my carping.] THUS I propone in my carping, All myne allone thus I ... This I propone in my carping. Welcum be werd as evir God will, ..."

2. The Last Journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa by David Livingstone (1875)
"carping Benevolence.—Geology of Southern Africa.—The Fountain Sources.—African Elephants,—A venerable Piece of Artillery.—Livingstone on Materialism. ..."

3. Guesses at Truth by Julius Charles Hare, Augustus William Hare (1847)
"... presume yourself ignorant of his understanding,"— should be borne in mind by all writers who feel an itching in their forefinger and thumb to be carping ..."

4. A Little Book of Scottish Verse by Thomas Finlayson Henderson (1899)
"THUS I PROPONE IN MY carping In an old French stave known as the "common rondeau." From the Bannatyne MS. Published from the imperfect version in the ..."

5. The Life and Times of Queen Victoria by Robert Wilson (1891)
"The World's Fair—carping Critics—Churlish Ambassadors Rebuked by the Queen—Opening of the Great Exhibition—A Touching Sight—The Queen's Comments on ..."

6. The Church History of Britain, from the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller, James Nichols (1842)
"The Jesuits' carping at his good Work. His politic Modesty in his Corrective. Answers to Jesuits' Cavils. But no work so virtuous which some malicious ..."

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