Definitions of distemper
  1. noun
    any of various infectious viral diseases of animals
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    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
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    animal disease
    a disease that typically does not affect human beings
  2. noun
    an angry and disagreeable mood
    synonyms: ill humor, ill humour
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    amiability, good humor, good humour, good temper
    a cheerful and agreeable mood
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    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
    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
  3. noun
    paint made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder
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    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
  4. noun
    a method of painting in which the pigments are mixed with water and a binder; used for painting posters or murals or stage scenery
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    creating a picture with paints
  5. noun
    a painting created with paint that is made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder
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    type of:
    painting, picture
    graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
  6. verb
    paint with distemper
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    type of:
    make a painting
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