mischief-making


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mis·chief-mak·er

(mĭs′chĭf-mā′kər)
n.
One who causes mischief.

mis′chief-mak′ing n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mischief-making - reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in othersmischief-making - reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed - improper or wicked or immoral behavior
blaze, hell - noisy and unrestrained mischief; "raising blazes"
monkey business - mischievous or deceitful behavior
hooliganism, malicious mischief, vandalism - willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others
References in classic literature ?
These Cercopes (`Monkey-Men') were a pair of malignant dwarfs who went about the world mischief-making.
It would not be home without their noisy tongues and their mischief-making hands.
You really do treat me, my boy, rather as though I were a weird, mischief-making person with a talent for intrigue and crime of every sort.
You had better stop, you little mischief-making wretch
Besides, there is always the certainty that either you or the dropper-in will say something that would have been better left unsaid, and I have a holy horror of gossip and mischief-making.
I see, Juno," said he, "you mischief-making trickster, that your cunning has stayed Hector from fighting and has caused the rout of his host.
And I say they are mischief-making Boffins, and I say the Boffins have set Bella against me, and I tell the Boffins to their faces:' which was not strictly the fact, but the young lady was excited: 'that they are detestable Boffins, disreputable Boffins, odious Boffins, beastly Boffins.
It has used all the available resources: money, propaganda, lies, mischief-making, intelligence structures and groups of influence.
Mischief-making and negativity from a man who is going to lose his position.
The pair met up at the movie premiere in 1966, near right Far right: After the death of her husband, Bobby, in 1999, Cilla formed a close bond with comic Paul O'Grady, and the mischief-making duo were often seen together at showbiz events The stars came out to celebrate Cilla's 21st in 1964 - here she gets a simultaneous kiss from Tommy Cooper and Frankie Vaughan Cilla was well known for her wide circle of showbusiness pals - here she shares a joke with Frankie Howerd and Bruce Forsyth in 1981
30pm and was finished by 10pm so I think this is really mischief-making.