Definitions for mischievousˈmɪs tʃə vəs; mɪsˈtʃi vi əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mis•chie•vous*ˈmɪs tʃə vəs; mɪsˈtʃi vi əs(adj.)

  1. maliciously or playfully annoying.

  2. causing annoyance, harm, or trouble.

  3. roguishly or slyly teasing, as a glance.

  4. harmful; injurious.

* Pron: The pronunciation of mischievous asis usually considered nonstandard, although a spelling mischievious, which reflects this pronunciation, had some currency between the 16th and 19th centuries.

Origin of mischievous:

1300–50; ME mischevous < AF meschevous. See mischief , -ous


Princeton's WordNet

  1. arch, impish, implike, mischievous, pixilated, prankish, puckish, wicked(adj)

    naughtily or annoyingly playful

    "teasing and worrying with impish laughter"; "a wicked prank"

  2. mischievous(adj)

    deliberately causing harm or damage

    "mischievous rumors and falsehoods"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mischievous(adjective)ˈmɪs tʃə vəs

    having fun by playing tricks, making jokes, etc.

    a mischievous little girl


  1. mischievous(Adjective)

    Causing mischief; injurious.

  2. mischievous(Adjective)

    Troublesome, cheeky, badly behaved.

    Matthew had a twin brother called Edward, who was always mischievous and badly behaved.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mischievous(adj)

    causing mischief; harmful; hurtful; -- now often applied where the evil is done carelessly or in sport; as, a mischievous child

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a mischievous child.

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