given to carping ...1574 obs. rare
from Latin carpere taken in sense of English 'carp':
after loquacious, rapacious, etc.
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1574 - see Example below
"...one piece were ingendred corrupt and hastye Judges,
of another, carpacious Controllers, and of his hinder
partes impudent Scoffers..."
From: A Perfite Platforme of a Hoppe Garden
By: Reginald Scot, 1574
• A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles,
James Murray, 1887-1933