from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Naggingly critical or complaining.
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- v. Present participle of carp.
- adj. Pertaining to excessive complaining.
- n. Excessive complaining.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Fault-finding; censorious caviling. See captious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Faultfinding; over-critical.
- n. Speech; talk; conversation.
- n. The act of caviling; a cavil; unreasonable criticism or censure.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. persistent petty and unjustified criticism
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Under his questioning, she offered a sound summation of what's at stake in the October march, as well as responding to carping from the President and Vice-President over the need for progressives to "stop whining" and "buck up":
Extreme right 28% begin carping about "socialism" in 3 ... 2..1 ...
Until then all the carping is nothing more than demanding that we continue to do nothing until the perfect solution is found, which will of course be on the twelfth of never.
Until then all the carping is nothing more than demanding that we continue to do nothing until the perfect solution is found, which will of course be on the twelfth ofnever.
This is called "carping," because you look like a carp broaching the surface with your mouth desperately agape.
Air the discussions on C-SPAN and the ensuing carping from the enemies of Health Care Reform will inevitably derail the process.
Now all the carping from the right wing freaks continues.
How terrified of dying are we that simply admitting that we're just about halfway to the end of it causes people to burst out in carping statements?
And this whining and carping is not fair to the young men ... who are representing their country admirably and well.
In this way the extravagance of Morry’s dreams match the intolerable constraint he suffers under, just as Nettie’s endless carping is an expression of her desire for Morry, and Elsinore’s fantasies about Fischer are there to balance out her horror of her husband.