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English noun: distemper

1. distemper (state) any of various infectious viral diseases of animals

Broader (hypernym)animal disease

Narrower (hyponym)canine distemper, equine distemper, strangles

2. distemper (feeling) an angry and disagreeable mood

Synonymsill humor, ill humour

Broader (hypernym)humor, humour, mood, temper

Narrower (hyponym)choler, crossness, fretfulness, fussiness, irritability, moodiness, peevishness, petulance

Antonymsamiability, good humor, good humour, good temper

3. distemper (artifact) paint made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder

Broader (hypernym)paint, pigment

4. distemper (artifact) a painting created with paint that is made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder

Broader (hypernym)painting, picture

5. distemper (act) a method of painting in which the pigments are mixed with water and a binder; used for painting posters or murals or stage scenery

Broader (hypernym)painting

English verb: distemper

1. distemper (creation) paint with distemper

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)paint

Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production

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