distemper (n.)
bad temper, cross mood
MW III.iii.204[Page to Ford] I would not ha' your distemper in this kind for the wealth of Windsor Castle
MW III.v.71[Falstaff to Ford as Brook, of Ford] at his heels a rabble of his companions, thither provoked ... by his distemper
MW IV.ii.25[Mistress Page to Mistress Ford, of Ford] any madness I ever yet beheld seemed but tameness ... to this his distemper he is in now
WT I.ii.385[Camillo to Polixenes] There is a sickness / Which puts some of us in distemper, but / I cannot name the disease
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