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Related to mischievously: waggishly


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.
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Adv.1.mischievously - in a disobedient or naughty waymischievously - in a disobedient or naughty way; "he behaved badly in school"; "he mischievously looked for a chance to embarrass his sister"; "behaved naughtily when they had guests and was sent to his room"
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[ˈmɪstʃɪvəslɪ] ADV
1. (= impishly) [say, smile] → con picardía, pícaramente; [tease] → juguetonamente, pícaramente
2. (= maliciously) [say, smile] → maliciosamente; [tease] → con malicia
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


(= roguishly) smile, sayschelmisch, verschmitzt, spitzbübisch; to behave mischievouslyUnfug anstellen, Schabernack treiben
(= maliciously)bösartig, boshaft
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007


[ˈmɪstʃɪvəslɪ] adv (roguishly) → maliziosamente; (naughtily) → con aria birichina
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(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
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References in classic literature ?
You mustn't be surprised at that," she added mischievously; "it has often happened before.
When Madame Lebrun complained that it was so dull coming back to the city; that she saw so few people now; that even Victor, when he came up from the island for a day or two, had so much to occupy him and engage his time; then it was that the youth went into contortions on the lounge and winked mischievously at Edna.
"He asked if you were aware that one of your eyes is painted larger than the other," said the girl, mischievously.
thou evil flatterer!" cried Zarathustra mischievously, "why dost thou spoil me with such praise and flattery-honey?
"Oh, a story about the Black Man," answered Pearl, taking hold of her mother's gown, and looking up, half earnestly, half mischievously, into her face.
"He keeps on Norah's side of the road," she said, mischievously. "I'm not the attraction -- don't blame me."
"I quite lost my heart to her!" I went on mischievously. "We talked--"
Bast--does she ever say 'I'?" she asked, half mischievously, and then, "Is she very tired?"
Brooke's patience to the utmost, displeased his grandfather by practicing half the afternoon, frightened the maidservants half out of their wits by mischievously hinting that one of his dogs was going mad, and, after high words with the stableman about some fancied neglect of his horse, he had flung himself into his hammock to fume over the stupidity of the world in general, till the peace of the lovely day quieted him in spite of himself.
I am afraid I was ashamed of the dear good fellow - I know I was ashamed of him - when I saw that Estella stood at the back of Miss Havisham's chair, and that her eyes laughed mischievously. I took the indentures out of his hand and gave them to Miss Havisham.
and Madame de Villefort were beginning to speak in parables, appeared to pay no attention to the conversation, and feigned to be busily engaged in watching Edward, who was mischievously pouring some ink into the bird's water-glass.
I thanked him warmly, but asked if the cottage was close to Kirby Hall, and whether this would not be giving a deal of trouble at the other end; whereupon he mischievously misunderstood me a second time, saying the cottage and the hall were not even in sight of each other, and I really had no intrusion to fear, as he was a lonely bachelor like myself, and would only be up there four or five days at the most.