mischief-maker


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Related to mischief-maker: mischievousness, waggishly, waggishness

mis·chief-mak·er

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

mis′chief-mak′ing n.

mischief-maker

n
a person who deliberately causes trouble, esp for his or her own ends
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mischief-maker - someone who deliberately stirs up troublemischief-maker - someone who deliberately stirs up trouble
unwelcome person, persona non grata - a person who for some reason is not wanted or welcome
agitator, fomenter - one who agitates; a political troublemaker
disturber - a troubler who interrupts or interferes with peace and quiet; someone who causes disorder and commotion
badgerer, heckler - someone who tries to embarrass you with gibes and questions and objections
hellion, devil, heller - a rowdy or mischievous person (usually a young man); "he chased the young hellions out of his yard"
hellhound - a very evil man
inciter, instigant, instigator, provoker, firebrand - someone who deliberately foments trouble; "she was the instigator of their quarrel"
blusterer, loudmouth - a person who causes trouble by speaking indiscreetly
cut-up, hoaxer, practical joker, prankster, tricker, trickster - someone who plays practical jokes on others
rioter - troublemaker who participates in a violent disturbance of the peace; someone who rises up against the constituted authority
Translations

mischief-maker

[ˈmɪstʃɪfˌmeɪkəʳ] N (= trouble-maker) → revoltoso/a m/f; (= gossip) → chismoso/a m/f

mischief-maker

nUnruhestifter(in) m(f)

mischief-maker

[ˈmɪstʃɪfˌmeɪkəʳ] n (troublemaker) → chi semina discordia; (gossip) → maldicente m/f
References in classic literature ?
A veteran politician, such as he, would never fall asleep with wide-open eyes, lest some enemy or mischief-maker, taking him thus at unawares, should peep through these windows into his consciousness, and make strange discoveries among the remniniscences, projects, hopes, apprehensions, weaknesses, and strong points, which he has heretofore shared with nobody.
That was foolishness, for though Tabaqui is a mischief-maker, he would have told thee of something that concerned thee closely.
Yes, do not fail to give this mischief-maker my message.
He was a sneak and a thief, a mischief-maker, a fomenter of trouble; and irate squaws told him to his face, the while he eyed them alert and ready to dodge any quick-flung missile, that he was a wolf and worthless and bound to come to an evil end.
They say he is a mischief-maker, a tramp, a street urchin--"
From all I can learn of him, he is a sort of Puck, a professional mischief-maker.
Unfortunately, all the mischief-makers constituted the entire audience.
When mischief-makers don't meddle even a German beats Buonaparte.
She said: "Alfie has always been something of a mischief-maker but I was astounded when he wolfed down the sponge in one go.
Back in Newcastle until October 4 for a record-breaking ninth successive autumn season, the Lady Boys organised a chilling welcome to Tyneside for the show's chief mischief-maker and practical joker - the diminutive Trevor Jones.
Specific essay topics include the Holy-Spirit as a mischief-maker, queering holy communion, Bodhisattva Christianity and multiple religious belongings, open communion and theater of the oppressed, pastoral care for transgender youth, queer hymns and hymn-writers, and same-sex marriage.
Otherwise, there is nothing too disturbing in the neurotic craftsman's life beyond a seemingly mythical mischief-maker in the cellar and a boss who takes advantage.