from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Naggingly critical or complaining.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Speech; talk; conversation.
  • noun The act of caviling; a cavil; unreasonable criticism or censure.
  • Faultfinding; over-critical.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Fault-finding; censorious caviling. See captious.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Present participle of carp.
  • adjective Pertaining to excessive complaining.
  • noun Excessive complaining.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun persistent petty and unjustified criticism


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