how to pronounce distemper


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distemper is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of distemper


  1. To derange the functions of, whether bodily, mental, or spiritual; to disorder; to disease.
  2. To deprive of temper or moderation; to disturb; to ruffle; to make disaffected, ill-humoured, or malignant.
  3. To paint using distemper.
  4. To temper or mix unduly; to make disproportionate; to change the due proportions of.
  5. To intoxicate.
  6. To mix (colours) in the way of distemper.


  1. A glue-based paint.
  2. A disorder of the humours of the body; a disease.
  3. A painting produced with this kind of paint.
  4. A viral disease of animals, such as dogs and cats, characterised by fever, coughing and catarrh.

distemper frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word distemper occurs in english on average 0.5 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics distemper can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that distemper can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

2) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with distemper


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