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Meaning of MISCHIEVOUS

Pronunciation:  'mischuvus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  badly behaved; "he was saucy and mischievous in school"; "a naughty boy"
  2. [adj]  deliberately causing harm or damage; "mischievous rumors and falsehoods"
  3. [adj]  naughtily or annoyingly playful; "teasing and worrying with impish laughter"
 

MISCHIEVOUS is a 11 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: bad, harmful, impish, implike, naughty, pixilated, playful, prankish, puckish
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mis"chie*vous\, a.
Causing mischief; harmful; hurtful; -- now often applied
where the evil is done carelessly or in sport; as, a
mischievous child. ``Most mischievous foul sin.'' --Shak.

      This false, wily, doubling disposition is intolerably
      mischievous to society.                  --South.

Syn: Harmful; hurtful; detrimental; noxious; pernicious;
     destructive. -- {Mis"chie*vous*ly}, adv. --
     {Mis"chie*vous*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: annoying, arch, artful, bad, baleful, baneful, bothering, bothersome, corroding, corrosive, corrupting, corruptive, counterproductive, damaging, dangerous, deadly, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, devilish, disadvantageous, disserviceable, distressing, elfish, elvish, evil, foolish, foxy, frolicsome, full of mischief, harmful, hazardous, high-spirited, hurtful, ill, ill-behaved, impish, injurious, insidious, irking, irksome, knavish, larkish, lethal, malefic, malevolent, malicious, malign, malignant, misbehaving, mischief-loving, naughty, noisome, noxious, ominous, paw, perilous, pernicious, playful, poisonous, prankish, pranksome, pranky, precarious, prejudicial, puckish, rascally, risky, roguish, scampish, scapegrace, scatheful, sly, spiteful, sportive, toxic, trickish, tricksy, tricky, venenate, veneniferous, venenous, venomous, vexatious, vexing, vicious, virulent, waggish, wicked
 

 

 

 

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