distemper

Primary Meanings of distemper

1.
n
any of various infectious viral diseases of animals
2.
nv
paint made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder
paint with distemper
Full Definitions of distemper
1

n any of various infectious viral diseases of animals

Types:
canine distemper
a viral disease of young dogs characterized by high fever and respiratory inflammation
equine distemper, strangles
an acute bacterial disease of horses characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes
Type of:
animal disease
a disease that typically does not affect human beings

n an angry and disagreeable mood

Synonyms:
ill humor, ill humour
Antonyms:
amiability, good humor, good humour, good temper
a cheerful and agreeable mood
Types:
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moodiness
a sullen gloomy feeling
choler, crossness, fretfulness, fussiness, irritability, peevishness, petulance
an irritable petulant feeling
glumness, moroseness, sullenness
a gloomy ill-tempered feeling
testiness, tetchiness, touchiness
feeling easily irritated
pet
a fit of petulance or sulkiness (especially at what is felt to be a slight)
Type of:
humor, humour, mood, temper
a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
2

n paint made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder

Type of:
paint, pigment
a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating

n a method of painting in which the pigments are mixed with water and a binder; used for painting posters or murals or stage scenery

Type of:
painting
creating a picture with paints

n a painting created with paint that is made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder

Type of:
painting, picture
graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface

v paint with distemper

Type of:
paint
make a painting

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