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carping

adjective carp·ing \ˈkär-piŋ\

Definition of CARPING

:  marked by or inclined to querulous and often perverse criticism
carp·ing·ly \-piŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of CARPING

  1. <a peevish and carping old woman who is not a favorite at the nursing home>

First Known Use of CARPING

1567

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