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Meaning of CARPING

Pronunciation:  'kârping

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  persistent petty and unjustified criticism
  2. [adj]  quibbling over insignificant details; "caviling pettifoggers and quiggling pleaders"-Edmund Burke; "her nagging and carping attack"; "thought her editor unnecessarily nitpicking"; "a pettifogging lawyer's mind"; "had no patience with quibbling critics"

CARPING is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: caviling, critical, faultfinding, nitpicking, pettifogging, quibbling
 See Also: criticism, unfavorable judgment



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Carp"ing\ (k[add]rp"[i^]ng), a.
Fault-finding; censorious caviling. See {Captious}. --
{Carp"ing*ly}, adv.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: adverse criticism, animadversion, aspersion, bad notices, bad press, blameful, captious, captiousness, cavil, caviling, censorious, censoriousness, condemnatory, critical, criticism, cynical, damnatory, exception, faultfinding, flak, hairsplitting, hit, home thrust, hostile criticism, hypercritical, hypercriticalness, hypercriticism, imputation, jawing, knock, nagging, niggle, niggling, nit, nit-picking, objurgatory, obloquy, overcritical, overcriticalness, pestering, pettifogging, priggishness, quibble, quibbling, railing, rap, reflection, reproachful, reproachfulness, slam, stricture, swipe, taking exception, trichoschistic, trichoschistism, ultracritical, upbraiding