2. To offend; to disgust; to displease. [Obs.]

He thought in no policy to distaste the English or Irish by a course of reformation, but sought to please them.
Sir J. Davies.

3. To deprive of taste or relish; to make unsavory or distasteful. Drayton.

(Dis*taste") v. i. To be distasteful; to taste ill or disagreeable. [Obs.]

Dangerous conceits are, in their natures, poisons,
Which at the are scarce found to distaste.

(Dis*taste"ful) a.

1. Unpleasant or disgusting to the taste; nauseous; loathsome.

2. Offensive; displeasing to the feelings; disagreeable; as, a distasteful truth.

Distasteful answer, and sometimes unfriendly actions.

3. Manifesting distaste or dislike; repulsive. "Distasteful looks." Shak.

Syn. — Nauseous; unsavory; unpalatable; offensive; displeasing; dissatisfactory; disgusting.

- Dis*taste"ful*ly, adv.Dis*taste"ful*ness, n.

(Dis*taste"ive) a. Tending to excite distaste. [Obs.] — n. That which excites distaste or aversion. [Obs.] Whitlock.

(Dis*tas"ture) n. Something which excites distaste or disgust. [Obs.] Speed.

(Dis*tem"per) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Distempered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Distempering.] [OF. destemprer, destremper, to distemper, F. détremper to soak, soften, slake (lime); pref. des- (L. dis-) + OF. temprer, tremper, F. tremper, L. temperare to mingle in due proportion. See Temper, and cf. Destemprer.]

1. To temper or mix unduly; to make disproportionate; to change the due proportions of. [Obs.]

When . . . the humors in his body ben distempered.

2. To derange the functions of, whether bodily, mental, or spiritual; to disorder; to disease. Shak.

The imagination, when completely distempered, is the most incurable of all disordered faculties.

3. To deprive of temper or moderation; to disturb; to ruffle; to make disaffected, ill-humored, or malignant. "Distempered spirits." Coleridge.

4. To intoxicate. [R.]

The courtiers reeling,
And the duke himself, I dare not say distempered,
But kind, and in his tottering chair carousing.

5. (Paint.) To mix (colors) in the way of distemper; as, to distemper colors with size. [R.]

(Dis*tem"per), n. [See Distemper, v. t., and cf. Destemprer.]

1. An undue or unnatural temper, or disproportionate mixture of parts. Bacon.

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