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 for Carping
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Carp \Carp\ (k[aum]rp), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Carped
     (k[aum]rpt); p. pr. & vb. n. Carping.] [OE. carpen to say,
     speak; from Scand. (cf. Icel. karpa to boast), but influenced
     later by L. carpere to pluck, calumniate.]
     1. To talk; to speak; to prattle. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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     2. To find fault; to cavil; to censure words or actions
        without reason or ill-naturedly; -- usually followed by
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              Carping and caviling at faults of manner. --Blackw.
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              And at my actions carp or catch.      --Herbert.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Carping \Carp"ing\ (k[aum]rp"[i^]ng), a.
     Fault-finding; censorious caviling. See Captious. --
     Carp"ing*ly, adv.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: persistent petty and unjustified criticism [syn:
           faultfinding, carping]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  57 Moby Thesaurus words for "carping":
     adverse criticism, animadversion, aspersion, bad notices,
     bad press, blameful, captious, captiousness, cavil, caviling,
     censorious, censoriousness, condemnatory, critical, criticism,
     cynical, damnatory, exception, faultfinding, flak, hairsplitting,
     hit, home thrust, hostile criticism, hypercritical,
     hypercriticalness, hypercriticism, imputation, jawing, knock,
     nagging, niggle, niggling, nit, nit-picking, objurgatory, obloquy,
     overcritical, overcriticalness, pestering, pettifogging,
     priggishness, quibble, quibbling, railing, rap, reflection,
     reproachful, reproachfulness, slam, stricture, swipe,
     taking exception, trichoschistic, trichoschistism, ultracritical,

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