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Definition 1: a method of painting in which the pigments are mixed with water and a binder; used for painting posters or murals or stage scenery - [noun denoting act]

(distemper is a kind of ...) creating a picture with paints

"he studied painting and sculpture for many years"

Definition 2: a painting created with paint that is made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder - [noun denoting artifact]

(distemper is a kind of ...) graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface

"a small painting by Picasso" "he bought the painting as an investment" "his pictures hang in the Louvre"

Definition 3: paint made by mixing the pigments with water and a binder - [noun denoting artifact]

(distemper is a kind of ...) a substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating

"artists use `paint' and `pigment' interchangeably"

Definition 4: an angry and disagreeable mood - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for distemper in the sense of this definition

(distemper is a kind of ...) a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling

"whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time" "he was in a bad humor"

(... is a kind of distemper ) a sullen gloomy feeling

(... is a kind of distemper ) an irritable petulant feeling

Definition 5: any of various infectious viral diseases of animals - [noun denoting state]

(distemper is a kind of ...) a disease that typically does not affect human beings

(... is a kind of distemper ) a viral disease of young dogs characterized by high fever and respiratory inflammation

(... is a kind of distemper ) an acute bacterial disease of horses characterized by inflammation of the mucous membranes

Definition 6: paint with distemper - [verb of creation]

(distemper is a kind of ...) make a painting

"he painted all day in the garden" "He painted a painting of the garden"

(distemper belongs to category ...) the creation of beautiful or significant things

"art does not need to be innovative to be good" "I was never any good at art" "he said that architecture is the art of wasting space beautifully"

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