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One who causes mischief.

mis′chief-mak′ing n.
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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
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References in classic literature ?
These Cercopes (`Monkey-Men') were a pair of malignant dwarfs who went about the world mischief-making. Their punishment by Heracles is represented on one of the earlier metopes from Selinus.
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!" cried Varia.
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. A woman's tongue is a deadly weapon and the most difficult thing in the world to keep in order, and things slip off it with a facility nothing short of appalling at the very moment when it ought to be most quiet.
"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.
A novelist and his second wife find an unwelcome visitor in the form of troublesome ghost Elvira, the first wife who won't let being dead stop her campaign of o fir s mischief-making. For more, see theatreroyal.org.uk misch theatr
Moscow, during the collapse of the Soviet system: In a hospital, young people awaiting heart operations and possible death, live just for today with mischief-making and even love affairs, under the stringent gaze of the old matron, Baba Nastya.
| DuckTales: DuckTales chronicles the high-flying adventures of Duckburg's most famous trillionaire, Scrooge McDuck; his mischief-making triplet grandnephews; temperamental nephew, Donald Duck; and the trusted McDuck Manor team.
"It's complete mischief-making, the idea that 17.4 million changed their decisions because of...
It has used all the available resources: money, propaganda, lies, mischief-making, intelligence structures and groups of influence.