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carping

[kahr-ping] /ˈkɑr pɪŋ/
adjective
1.
characterized by fussy or petulant faultfinding; querulous:
carping criticism.
noun
2.
petty faultfinding.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English (noun); see carp1, -ing2, -ing1
Related forms
carpingly, adverb
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carping

/ˈkɑːpɪŋ/
adjective
1.
tending to make petty complaints; fault-finding
Derived Forms
carpingly, adverb
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