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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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