When someone always speak with criticising

Posted by ESC on February 22, 2005

In Reply to: When someone always speak with criticising posted by Serge Liberman on February 22, 2005

: : : any phrase that bring the meaning of someone that always give no good comment but only criticising? pls let me know asap. many thanks
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: : Here's one I've come across:

: : A carper can cavil at anything.

: : Serge.

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: And still another: (from Brewer's)- "a Thracian dog" referring to the forever carping critic Zoilus of Ancient Greece:

: "Like curs, our critics haunt the poet's feast,
: And feed on scraps refused by every guest,
: From the old Thracian dog they learned the way
: To snarl in want, and grumble o'er their prey."

: Pitt: "To Mr Spence.

: Serge

A nag -- one who finds fault incessantly. (Merriam-Webster online)