distempered

adj. disturbed; discontented; infected in body or disordered in mind (as "distempered body", "distempered limb", "a distempered head or brain") dis·tem·per || dɪ'stempə n. whitewash; decorative painting technique in which glue or gum is used to achieve a matte surface; infectious and often fatal disease (mainly of dogs, horses, and cats) v. paint using whitewash; paint a painting using the distemper technique

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  • Distempered — Distemper Dis*tem per, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Distempered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distempering}.] [OF. destemprer, destremper, to distemper, F. d[ e]tremper to soak, soften, slake (lime); pref. des (L. dis ) + OF. temprer, tremper, F. tremper, L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • distempered — adjective paint with distemper. → distemper …   English new terms dictionary

  • distempered — a. 1. Diseased, disordered, out of order. 2. Immoderate, intemperate, inordinate, unregulated …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • distempered — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Distemper — Dis*tem per, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Distempered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distempering}.] [OF. destemprer, destremper, to distemper, F. d[ e]tremper to soak, soften, slake (lime); pref. des (L. dis ) + OF. temprer, tremper, F. tremper, L. temperare to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Distempering — Distemper Dis*tem per, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Distempered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Distempering}.] [OF. destemprer, destremper, to distemper, F. d[ e]tremper to soak, soften, slake (lime); pref. des (L. dis ) + OF. temprer, tremper, F. tremper, L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beja (Portugal) — Infobox Municipality pt official name = Beja image coat of arms = BJA.png Region = Alentejo Subregion = Baixo Alentejo District = Beja Mayor name = Francisco Santos Mayor party = CDU area total = 1,147.1 population total = 34,970 population… …   Wikipedia

  • Distemper (paint) — Distemper is a term with a variety of meanings for paints used in decorating and as a historical medium for painting pictures. The binding element may be some form of glue or oil; these are known in decorating respectively as soft distemper and… …   Wikipedia

  • Changi Murals — The Nativity, one of the murals drawn by Stanley Warren on the walls of St Luke s Chapel in Roberts Barracks, Singapore The Changi Murals are a set of five paintings of biblical theme painted by Stanley Warren, a British bombardier and prisoner… …   Wikipedia

  • distemper — distemper1 [dis tem′pər] vt. [ME distemperen < OFr destemprer or ML distemperare, to disorder (esp. the “tempers,” or four humors) < L dis , apart + temperare, to mix in proportion: see TEMPER] 1. Obs. to make bad tempered; disturb; ruffle… …   English World dictionary

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