mischievous


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mis·chie·vous

 (mĭs′chə-vəs)
adj.
1. Causing mischief.
2. Playful in a naughty or teasing way.
3. Troublesome; irritating: a mischievous prank.
4. Causing harm, injury, or damage: mischievous rumors and falsehoods.

[Middle English mischevous, from mischef, mischief; see mischief.]

mis′chie·vous·ly adv.
mis′chie·vous·ness n.

mischievous

(ˈmɪstʃɪvəs)
adj
1. inclined to acts of mischief
2. teasing; slightly malicious: a mischievous grin.
3. causing or intended to cause harm: a mischievous plot.
ˈmischievously adv
ˈmischievousness n

mis•chie•vous

(ˈmɪs tʃə vəs)

adj.
1. maliciously or playfully annoying.
2. causing annoyance, harm, or trouble.
3. roguishly or slyly teasing, as a glance.
4. harmful; injurious.
[1300–50; Middle English mischevous < Anglo-French meschevous. See mischief, -ous]
mis′chie•vous•ly, adv.
mis′chie•vous•ness, n.
pron: The pronunciation of mischievous as (mɪsˈtʃi vi əs) is usually considered nonstandard, although a spelling mischievious, which reflects this pronunciation, had some currency between the 16th and 19th centuries.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.mischievous - naughtily or annoyingly playfulmischievous - naughtily or annoyingly playful; "teasing and worrying with impish laughter"; "a wicked prank"
playful - full of fun and high spirits; "playful children just let loose from school"
2.mischievous - deliberately causing harm or damagemischievous - deliberately causing harm or damage; "mischievous rumors and falsehoods"
harmful - causing or capable of causing harm; "too much sun is harmful to the skin"; "harmful effects of smoking"

mischievous

adjective
1. naughty, bad, troublesome, wayward, exasperating, playful, rascally, impish, roguish, vexatious, puckish, frolicsome, arch, ludic (literary), sportive, badly behaved She rocks back and forth on her chair like a mischievous child.

mischievous

adjective
1. Causing harm or injury:
2. Full of high-spirited fun:
Translations
مُؤْذٍمُؤْذٍ، مُضِر
nezbedný
drillesyguartig
kujeileva
vragolast
csintalan
hrekkjóttur; ódæll
いたずら好きな
짓궂은
išdaigus
nerātns
poreden
busig
เกเร
tinh quái

mischievous

[ˈmɪstʃɪvəs] ADJ
1. (= impish) [person, smile] → pícaro; (= naughty) [child, kitten] → travieso
the mischievous tricks the children used to get up tolas travesuras que los niños solían hacer
2. (= malicious) [person, glance, rumour] → malicioso

mischievous

[ˈmɪstʃɪvəs] adj
(= naughty) [child] → coquin(e)
(= playful) [smile] → espiègle
(= malicious) [campaign, story] → malveillant(e)

mischievous

adj
(= roguish, playful) expression, smileschelmisch, verschmitzt, spitzbübisch; a mischievous personein Schlawiner m; a mischievous childein Schlingel or Racker m; her son is really mischievousihr Sohn ist ein Schlingel or hat nur Unfug im Sinn; what mischievous pranks are you up to now?welche üblen Streiche heckst du jetzt aus?; a mischievous elfeine Elfe, die Schabernack treibt
(= malicious, troublemaking) rumour, suggestionbösartig; personboshaft; strikeschädlich
; (= physically disabling) blowverletzend

mischievous

[ˈmɪstʃɪvəs] adj (roguish) → malizioso/a; (child) → birichino/a; (harmful) → pieno/a di cattiveria
mischievous rumours (troublemaking) → malignità fpl

mischief

(ˈmistʃif) noun
1. action or behaviour (especially of children) that causes small troubles or annoyance to others. That boy is always up to some mischief.
2. evil, damage or harm.
make mischief
to cause trouble etc.
ˈmischievous (-vəs) adjective
a mischievous child.
ˈmischievously adverb

mischievous

مُؤْذٍ nezbedný drillesyg schelmisch σκανταλιάρης travieso kujeileva espiègle vragolast dispettoso いたずら好きな 짓궂은 schalks rampete szkodliwy malicioso озорной busig เกเร yaramaz tinh quái 恶作剧的

mischievous

adj travieso
References in classic literature ?
Going out for exercise," answered Jo with a mischievous twinkle in her eyes.
He walked between them, whether with malicious or mischievous intent was not wholly clear, even to himself.
From beneath the flap of an enormous pocket of a soiled vest of embossed silk, heavily ornamented with tarnished silver lace, projected an instrument, which, from being seen in such martial company, might have been easily mistaken for some mischievous and unknown implement of war.
Jessie flew with mischievous delight to satisfy herself of the truth of this marvel.
and his black visage lighted up with a curious, mischievous gleam.
The keeping a country in such beautiful order as Germany exhibits, has a wise practical side to it, too, for it keeps thousands of people in work and bread who would otherwise be idle and mischievous.
There are certain narrow, unimaginative, and autocratic old people who seem to call out the most mischievous, and sometimes the worst traits in children.
Dixon's actions from his wife, or of any thing mischievous which her imagination had suggested at first.
She saw with maternal complacency all the impertinent encroachments and mischievous tricks to which her cousins submitted.
He took to Heathcliff strangely, believing all he said (for that matter, he said precious little, and generally the truth), and petting him up far above Cathy, who was too mischievous and wayward for a favourite.
Had the idle theatrical scheme, now that it was all over, graver results to answer for than a mischievous waste of time?
I asked him what her disposition was: whether it was at all mischievous, and if her sympathies were generally on the right side of things: but, not succeeding in attracting his attention to these questions after two or three attempts, I forbore or forgot to repeat them.