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CARNIVAL,


CAR'NI-VAL, n. [L. carnivale, farewell to meat.]

A festival celebrated with merriment and revelry in Catholic countries, during the week before Lent.


Car"ni*val
  1. A festival celebrated with merriment and revelry in Roman Gatholic countries during the week before Lent, esp. at Rome and Naples, during a few days (three to ten) before Lent, ending with Shrove Tuesday.

    The carnival at Venice is everywhere talked of.
    Addison.

  2. Any merrymaking, feasting, or masquerading, especially when overstepping the bounds of decorum; a time of riotous excess.

    Tennyson.

    He saw the lean dogs beneath the wall
    Hold o'er the dead their carnival
    Byron.

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CARNIVAL,

CARNIVORACITY, noun Greediness of appetite for flesh.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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worse

WORSE, a. [This adjective has the signification of the comparative degree, and as bad has no comparative and superlative, worse and worst are used in lieu of them, although radically they have no relation to bad.]

1. More evil; more bad or ill; more depraved and corrupt; in a moral sense.

Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse. 2 Timothy 3.

There are men who seem to believe they are not bad, while another can be found worse.

2. In a physical sense, in regard to health, more sick.

She was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse. Mark 5.

3. More bad; less perfect or good. This carriage is worse for wear.

The worse,

1. The loss; the disadvantage.

Judah was put to the worse before Israel. 2 Kings 14.

2. Something less good. Think not the worse of him for his enterprise.

WORSE, adv. In a manner more evil or bad.

We will deal worse with thee than with them. Genesis 19.

WORSE, to put to disadvantage, is not in use. [See Worst.]

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