Synonyms for carp
- find fault
- pick at
Antonyms for carp
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CARP
Split the carp if large; cut it in large pieces, and salt it.
When of a good size, as in Holland, they are a remarkably fine fresh-water fish, though not so delicate as carp or tench.
Had he learned to carp at the rich, and to make honesty the excuse for all penury?
I was making a sketch of beeches and to pass the time she fed the carp.
I told him I was going away; I had fed the carp for the last time.
The rigorous metaphysician will please not begin to carp at our definition.
But what if they carp at that which in close-shut mind they long for?
Again the line tightened and again the carp turned to the shore.
Carp is the chief stock; but tench and perch, eels and pike are raised.
She is gaping after love like a carp after water on a kitchen-table.
type of freshwater fish, late 14c., from Old French carpe "carp" (13c.) and directly from Vulgar Latin carpa (source also of Italian carpa, Spanish carpa), from a Germanic source (cf. Middle Dutch carpe, Dutch karper, Old High German karpfo, German Karpfen "carp"); possibly the immediate source is Gothic *karpa. A Danube fish (hence the proposed East Germanic origin of its name), introduced in English ponds 14c. Lithuanian karpis, Russian karp are Germanic loan words.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CARP
- find fault
- kick up a fuss
- look askance
- make a fuss
- sound off
- take exception to