distempered (adj.) Old form(s): distemperd, distemper'd
vexed, troubled, ill-humoured
Ham III.ii.310[Guildenstern to Hamlet] The King ... Is in his retirement marvellous distempered [pun: 311, drunk]
KJ IV.iii.21[Bastard to all] Once more today well met, distempered lords!
Tem IV.i.145[Miranda to Ferdinand, of Prospero] Never till this day / Saw I him touched with anger so distempered
TNK IV.i.119[Gaoler's Brother to all, of the Gaoler's Daughter] By no means cross her; she is then distempered
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