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Definition of "carping" [carp•ing]

  • Naggingly critical or complaining. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "carping" in a sentence
  • "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."