distempered (adj.) Old form(s): distemper'd
troubled, disturbed, inclement
AW I.iii.146[Countess to Helena, of her tears] this distempered messenger of wet
KJ III.iv.154[Cardinal Pandulph to Lewis the Dauphin, of King John and the people] no distempered day ... / But they will pluck away his natural cause / And call them meteors, prodigies and signs
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