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,Shak.
Which at the are scarce found to distaste.
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.Milton.
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.Chaucer.
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.Buckminster.
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,Massinger.
And the duke himself, I dare not say distempered,
But kind, and in his tottering
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.