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- adj. immoderate
- adj. diseased; disordered
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Immoderate.
- adj. Diseased; disordered.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Diseased; distempered.
In Scotland likewise they have given themselves (of late years to speak of) unto very ample and large diet, wherein as for some respect nature doth make them equal with us, so otherwise they far exceed us in over much and distemperate gormandise, and so ingross their bodies that divers of them do oft become unapt to any other purpose than to spend their times in large tabling and belly cheer.
And if rain be evil and distemperate in its qualities, and discording to place and time, it is grievous and noyful to many things.
Here the scale of order and simplicity is first broken, and then what shall a distempered or distemperate life run to, more certainly, than to what is intemperate?
English, and the Scotch exceeded the latter in "over much and distemperate gormandize."
I have endeavoured in these distemperate times to hold up my spirits, and to steer them steadily.
His testiness reminded me that when Socrates was booted by a distemperate donkey, he thought it improper to return the kick!
Claude, there once was a boy, yo 'size, yo' age, but fierce, selfish, distemperate; still more selfish than yo 'schoolmaster of to-day. "
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