Thesaurus.com
Thesaurus / distemper
FEEDBACK

How to use distemper in a sentence

This joint is commonly used for walls intended to be coated with distemper or limewhite.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
My late distemper of heat and itching being come upon me again, so that I must think of sweating again as I did before.
DIARY OF SAMUEL PEPYS, COMPLETESAMUEL PEPYS
This malignant distemper had destroyed numbers of prisoners during the preceding years.
MY TEN YEARS' IMPRISONMENTSILVIO PELLICO
Uncle Giles told them one mare had buck-eye poison and the other distemper.
SLAVE NARRATIVES: A FOLK HISTORY OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES FROM INTERVIEWS WITH FORMER SLAVESWORK PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION
Cats attacked in this way are called, by the natives, azorochados, and antimony is alleged to be the cause of the distemper.
TRAVELS IN PERU, ON THE COAST, IN THE SIERRA, ACROSS THE CORDILLERAS AND THE ANDES, INTO THE PRIMEVAL FORESTSJ. J. VON TSCHUDI
No woman whose husband had any visible distemper should claim under a year after her subscription.
AN ESSAY UPON PROJECTSDANIEL DEFOE
In 1754 and 1755 this distemper prevailed in Newgate to a degree which carried off more than one-fifth of the prisoners.
THE CHRONICLES OF CRIME OR THE NEW NEWGATE CALENDAR. V. 1/2CAMDEN PELHAM
It is impossible that the cause of this strange distemper should not sometimes become a subject of discourse.
THOUGHTS ON THE PRESENT DISCONTENTSEDMUND BURKE
There is, in my opinion, a peculiar venom and malignity in this political distemper beyond any that I have heard or read of.
THOUGHTS ON THE PRESENT DISCONTENTSEDMUND BURKE
The distemper is increased by his injudicious and preposterous endeavours, or pretences, for the cure of it.
THOUGHTS ON THE PRESENT DISCONTENTSEDMUND BURKE

WORDS RELATED TO DISTEMPER

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

WORD OF THE DAY

farraginousadjective | [fuh-raj-uh-nuhs ]SEE DEFINITION