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 ?
And the strangest thing about it is that all religions are erroneous and mischievous excepting mine.
Sometimes a mischievous child risked his skin and bones for the ineffable pleasure of driving a pin into Quasimodo's hump.
All this mad dashing and splashing of the waters of the big ocean, which the mischievous wind caused without any good reason whatever, resulted in a terrible storm, and a storm on the ocean is liable to cut many queer pranks and do a lot of damage.
But my excellent parent went on lecturing, and then came to coaxing, and began to stroke my hair; and I was getting to feel quite a good boy, but my mischievous brother, who was idling about the room, revived my corruption by suddenly calling out, -
Nay rather, vindictive persons live the life of witches; who, as they are mischievous, so end they infortunate.
Once upon a time there was a wicked sprite, indeed he was the most mischievous of all sprites.
Natasha suddenly said with a mischievous smile such as Princess Mary had not seen on her face for a long time, "he has somehow grown so clean, smooth, and fresh- as if he had just come out of a Russian bath; do you understand?
When poverty shows itself, even mischievous boys understand what it means.
All sorts of rough jests and catchwords were bandied about among them; and the story of the Diamond turned up again unexpectedly, in the form of a mischievous joke.
In the same village there lived three brothers, who were all determined to kill the mischievous hawk.
In the next place, the abuses would often have completed their mischievous effects before the remedial provision would be applied.
Besides, we have the fact, averred to us by one of the partners, that some of them, who were young and heedless, took a mischievous and unwarrantable pleasure in playing upon the jealous temper of the captain, and affecting mysterious consultations and sinister movements.