What does Mischief mean?

Definitions for Mischief
ˈmɪs tʃɪfMis·chief

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mischief, mischief-making, mischievousness, deviltry, devilry, devilment, rascality, roguery, roguishness, shenanigan(noun)

    reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others

  2. maleficence, mischief, balefulness(noun)

    the quality or nature of being harmful or evil

Wiktionary

  1. mischief(Noun)

    Harm or evil caused by an agent or brought about by a particular cause.

  2. mischief(Noun)

    One who causes mischief. In a milder sense, one who causes petty annoyances. mischief-maker.

  3. mischief(Noun)

    Vexatious or annoying conduct.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mischief(noun)

    harm; damage; esp., disarrangement of order; trouble or vexation caused by human agency or by some living being, intentionally or not; often, calamity, mishap; trivial evil caused by thoughtlessness, or in sport

  2. Mischief(noun)

    cause of trouble or vexation; trouble

  3. Mischief(verb)

    to do harm to

Freebase

  1. Mischief

    The etymology of the word comes from Old French meschief, which means "misfortune,' from meschever, "to end badly." In United States criminal law, mischief is an offense against property that does not involve conversion. It typically involves any damage, defacement, alteration, or destruction of property. Common forms include vandalism, graffiti, or some other destruction or defacement of property other than arson. Governed by state law, criminal mischief is committed when a perpetrator, having no right to do so nor any reasonable ground to believe that he/she has such right, intentionally damages property of another person, intentionally participates in the destruction of property of another person, or participates in the reckless damage or destruction of property of another person. Criminal mischief is usually a misdemeanor. In computer science and hacker jargon, mischief is a form of attack that clearly indicates the breach of the system and constitutes a form of injury or an infringement of rights, more specifically invasion of privacy, against which legal action can be taken to secure damages. Grey hat hackers often use mischief as a way to signal security breaches to system administrators.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mischief

    mis′chif, n. an ill consequence: evil: injury: damage, hurt: (coll.) the devil, as in 'What the mischief,' &c.—n. Mis′chief-mak′er, one who incites to mischief.—adjs. Mis′chief-mak′ing, causing mischief; Mis′chievous, causing mischief: injurious: prone to mischief.—adv. Mis′chievously.—n. Mis′chievousness.—Play the mischief with, to disturb anything greatly. [O. Fr. meschef, from mes-, ill, chef—L. caput, the head.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. mischief

    See MASTER OF MISRULE.

Editors Contribution

  1. mischief

    naughty behavior, misbehaviour in a playful way sometimes causing harm

    The little mischiefs of childhood are no longer funny.

    Submitted by anonymous on March 15, 2019  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mischief in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mischief in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Mischief in a Sentence

  1. William Cobbett:

    It is no small mischief to a boy, that many of the best years of his life should be devoted to the learning of what can never be of any real use to any human being. His mind is necessarily rendered frivolous and superficial by the long habit of attaching importance to words instead of things; to sound instead of sense.

  2. Johann von Goethe:

    I respect the man who knows distinctly what he wishes. The greater part of all mischief in the world arises from the fact that men do not sufficiently understand their own aims. They have undertaken to build a tower, and spend no more labor on the foundation than would be necessary to erect a hut.

  3. Aristotle:

    In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.

  4. Aleister Crowley:

    It sometimes strikes me that the whole of science is a piece of impudence; that nature can afford to ignore our impertinent interference. If our monkey mischief should ever reach the point of blowing up the earth by decomposing an atom, and even annihilated the sun himself, I cannot really suppose that the universe would turn a hair.

  5. Ahmed Moosa:

    I have always had doubts about the Saudi family. I always suspected that they are hypocrites and this is now confirmed with what they are doing with this Un-Islamic blockade. These Saudis are from the stock of desert Arabs and are no different from the time of the Messenger of Allâh. Please note I am referring to the leadership known as the Saudi family, not the people of Arabia, which is the proper name of that area mentioned in the Divine Book. Sissi is the same, an enemy of Islam and a hypocrite in the extreme. He is in bed with the yahud and proud of that. He toppled a good man Muhammad Morsi who is a Muslim who I respect. These evil persons do not truly believe in Al-Qur’ân because if they did they would fear the warnings in Allâh’s Book, but because they don’t they do what they want. I quote the following verses from the Divine Book, Al-Qur’ân that I feel are appropriate to these Munafikoon: Surah number 9 ayah 101. “Certain of the desert Arabs round about you are Hypocrites, as well as (desert Arabs) among the Medina folk: they are obstinate in hypocrisy: thou knowest them not: WE (i.e. Allâh) know them: twice shall WE (i.e. Allâh) punish them: and in addition shall they be sent to a grievous penalty.” Surah Munafikoon number 63 ayah 4. “When thou lookest at them, their exteriors please thee; and when they speak thou listenest to their words. They are as (worthless as hollow) pieces of timber propped up, (unable to stand on their own). They think that every cry is against them. They are the enemies; so beware of them. The curse of Allâh be on them! How are they deluded (away from the Truth)!” Surah number 5 verse 32. “On that account: WE (i.e. Allâh) ordained for the Children of Israel that if any one slew a person - unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief In the land - it would be as if he slew the whole people: and if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the life of the whole people. Then although there came to them Our (i.e. Allâh’s) messengers with Clear Signs (ayat) , yet, even after that, many of them continued to commit excesses In the land.” Surah 6 ayah 151. “Say: Come, I (i.e. Muhammad) will rehearse what Allâh hath (really) prohibited you from: join not anything as equal with him; be good to your parents; kill not your children on a plea of want;- WE (i.e. Allâh) provide sustenance for you and for them;- come not nigh to shameful deeds, whether open or secret; take not life, which Allâh hath made sacred, except by way of justice and law: thus doth HE (i.e. Allâh) command you, that ye may learn wisdom.” These Munafikoon are destined for hell because the Saudis are killing believers in Yemen, Sissi is killing them in Egypt etc. Surah 4 ayah 93. “If a person kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell, to abide therein (for ever): and the wrath and the curse of Allâh are upon him, and a dreadful penalty is prepared for him.”

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  • беляBulgarian
  • rošťárna, rošťák, darebáctví, darebák, vandal, spoušť, škodaCzech
  • drygioni, direidiWelsh
  • Unheil, Unfug, StörenfriedGerman
  • αταξία, άτακτος, διαβολιά, σκανδαλιάρηςGreek
  • revoltoso, travesura, picardía, travieso, diablura, maldad, dañoSpanish
  • بدبختیPersian
  • kiusanteko, ilkamointi, kujeilu, ilkivalta, pahanteko, jäynäFinnish
  • espièglerie, sottise, bêtise, espiègle, polissonnerieFrench
  • trioblaidScottish Gaelic
  • शरारतHindi
  • bajkeverő, bajHungarian
  • danno, malandrino, birbone, birboneria, vessatorio, malanno, bravata, indisponente, dispettoItalian
  • 悪戯, いたずらっ子Japanese
  • ಕಿಡಿಗೇಡಿತನKannada
  • niegodziwość, szkodaPolish
  • озорник, шалость, зло, вред, проказник, шалун, озорствоRussian
  • potvorstvo, darebák, potvora, zlota, nezbedníkSlovak
  • bråkstake, hyss, buse, bråkmakare, ofog, bus, odågaSwedish

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