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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 carp·ing /ˈkɑrpɪŋ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Carp v. i. [imp. & p. p. Carped p. pr. & vb. n. Carping.]
 1. To talk; to speak; to prattle. [Obs.]
 2. To find fault; to cavil; to censure words or actions without reason or ill-naturedly; -- usually followed by at.
    Carping and caviling at faults of manner.   --Blackw. Mag.
    And at my actions carp or catch.   --Herbert.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Carp·ing a. Fault-finding; censorious caviling. See Captious.
 -- Carp*ing*ly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : quibbling over insignificant details; "caviling pettifoggers
            and quiggling pleaders"-Edmund Burke; "her nagging and
            carping attack"; "thought her editor unnecessarily
            nitpicking"; "a pettifogging lawyer's mind"; "had no
            patience with quibbling critics" [syn: caviling, nitpicking,
             pettifogging, quibbling]
      n : persistent petty and unjustified criticism [syn: faultfinding]