mischievousness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.mischievousness - an attribute of mischievous childrenmischievousness - an attribute of mischievous children
disobedience - the trait of being unwilling to obey
prankishness, rascality, roguishness - the trait of indulging in disreputable pranks
2.mischievousness - the trait of behaving like an impmischievousness - the trait of behaving like an imp  
playfulness, fun - a disposition to find (or make) causes for amusement; "her playfulness surprised me"; "he was fun to be with"
3.mischievousness - reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in othersmischievousness - 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

mischievousness

noun
Annoying yet harmless, usually playful acts:
Informal: shenanigan (often used in plural).
Translations

mischievousness

[ˈmɪstʃɪvəsnɪs] Ntravesuras fpl

mischievousness

n (= roguery)Verschmitztheit f

mischievousness

[ˈmɪstʃɪvəsnɪs] n (roguishness) → maliziosità f inv; (naughtiness) → birbanteria
References in classic literature ?
Morland knew so little of lords and baronets, that she entertained no notion of their general mischievousness, and was wholly unsuspicious of danger to her daughter from their machinations.
A very nice arrangement," returned her father, with a slight nervous contraction of the corners of his mouth and eyelids to indicate mischievousness.
murmured the lawyer, standing on tiptoe, and endeavouring to obtain a glimpse of what was passing inside, which at that distance was impossible--'drinking, I suppose,--making himself more fiery and furious, and heating his malice and mischievousness till they boil.
Cecil, who had his full share of mediaeval mischievousness, replied that the physique of the lower middle classes was improving at a most appalling rate.
And he bade them both to be of one mind and search for the cattle, and guiding Hermes to lead the way and, without mischievousness of heart, to show the place where now he had hidden the strong cattle.
He's charismatic in his mischievousness, somewhat channeling Heath Ledger's Joker.
Pamuk's mischievousness and playfulness are at a minimum, perhaps nonexistent.
Despite all the mischievousness, the late princess was a "very loving caring mother, and an incredibly funny person.
With the same shape as the original Vernis A Levres, the iconic bottle has what the brand describes as "a new black, rock and roll look--a nod to the mischievousness within.
You may call this selective hearing or mischievousness.
pursuing an event where the guided-missile destroyer USS Lassen breached the 12-nautical mile zone China states around Subi and Mischievousness reefs in the Spratly island chain.