- Word Combinations (verb)
|part of speech:
||carped, carping, carps
||to complain and criticize constantly, esp. about petty things.
She was tired of listening to him carp about his co-workers.
- cavil, complain, nag, nitpick, whine
- similar words:
- animadvert, beef, bellyache, criticize, gripe, grumble, harp, moan, niggle, pick, pick on, quibble, squawk
||complain, fuss, haggle, scold, wail, whine