carping carping  /ˈkɑr pɪŋ/


  • (n) persistent petty and unjustified criticism


  1. With the notable exception of consumer watchdog Ralph Nader, most of the carping was done anonymously.
  2. This nobleman, after a lifetime of carping at the way the kingdom was run, became Chief Minister of the realm.
  3. Bush, who retired to his Texas ranch for the weekend after a summit in Cancn, did not want it to appear that inside-the-Beltway carping had sparked a staff shuffle.


  1. Steelers blast trash talk of Chesney concertgoers

    By Adam Smeltz, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Quit carping about the trash, or country star Kenny Chesney and other headliners might go away for good. That’s the warning the Pittsburgh Steelers gave ...
    on July 12, 2013     Source: The Mckeesport Daily News

  2. Pa’s rantings

    Well, maybe now, after the disastrous fireworks display put on by the "professionals" in Simi Valley during which many people were hurt, Pa Ventura will finally cease his snarky carping at Fillmore's annual sale of safe and sane fireworks each July.
    on July 12, 2013     Source: Ventura County Star


  1. "I just want to be clear, for all those who are continually carping about how this is somehow a big spending government bill, this cuts our deficit by $132 billion the first 10 years, and by over a trillion in the second," Obama said before a...
    on Dec 20, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  2. "India has arrived on the global cinema stage, the carping critics have been silenced, and the cynicism about the Hindi film industry has given way to world-wide appreciation," Bachchan said.
    on Jan 27, 2007 By: Amitabh Bachchan Source: BBC News

  3. his stirring address to the troops on March 13 in Afghanistan, Harper said that he wanted Canada to take on a stronger leadership role in the world, adding that leadership is "not carping from the sidelines, but taking a stand on the...
    on Mar 23, 2006 By: Stephen Harper Source: Edmonton Sun

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repudiate repudiate
/ri ˈpju di ˌeɪt /