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distempered (1 the orig. sense; cf. prec. word)
1. inclement John III. iv. 154 “no d-'d day” ; transf. All'sW. I. iii. 159 “this d-'d messenger of wet” (i.e. the rainbow).
2. out of humour or temper, vexed Tp. IV. i. 145, John IV. iii. 21, Ham. III. ii. 317.
3. physically disordered, diseased, ailing Tw.N. I. v. 97 “a appetite,” 2H4 III. i. 41 “as a body, yet, d-'d,” Troil. II. ii. 169, Sonn. cliii. 12.
4. mentally or morally deranged, distracted Rom. II. iii. 33 “a d-'d head,” Mac. V. ii. 15 “his d-'d cause.”
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    • William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 5.2
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    • William Shakespeare, The Tempest, 4.1
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    • William Shakespeare, Sonnets, cliii
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