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carp

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of carp

  1. an expression of dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment <the usual carp about that restaurant is that the service is slow> Synonyms beef, bitch, bleat, complaint, fuss, grievance, gripe, grouch, grouse, grumble, holler, kvetch, lament, miserere, moan, murmur, plaint, squawk, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammerRelated Words challenge, demur, expostulation, kick, niggle [chiefly British], objection, protest, quibble, remonstrance, stinkNear Antonyms commendation, compliment, plaudit; acclaim, applause, praise; approval, endorsement (also indorsement), sanction




carp

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of carp

  1. 1 to express dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment usually tiresomely <someone who carps and whines about everything is a pain> Synonyms beef, bellyache, bitch, bleat, complain, caterwaul, crab, croak, fuss, gripe, grizzle, grouch, grouse, growl, grumble, grump, holler, inveigh, keen, kick, kvetch, maunder [chiefly British], moan, murmur, mutter, nag, repine, scream, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, whine, whinge [British], yammer, yawp (or yaup), yowlRelated Words object (to), protest, quarrel (with); cavil, quibble; fret, stew, worry; blubber, cry, sob; bemoan, bewail, deplore, lamentNear Antonyms accept, bear, countenance, endure, take, tolerate; applaud, cheer, commendAntonyms crow, delight, rejoice

  2. 2 to make often peevish criticisms or objections about matters that are minor, unimportant, or irrelevant <carped about the order of names on the wedding invitations> Synonyms quibble, cavil, fuss, niggle, nitpickRelated Words criticize, fault; beef, bellyache, bitch, complain, crab, croak, gripe, grouse, growl, grumble, kick, kvetch, moan, squawk, squeal, wail, whimper, whine, yammer, yawp (or yaup), yowl; murmur, mutterNear Antonyms applaud, commend, compliment, praise, recommend; approve, back, champion, endorse (also indorse), support




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