- maliciously or playfully annoying.
- causing annoyance, harm, or trouble.
- roguishly or slyly teasing, as a glance.
- harmful or injurious.
Origin of mischievous
Related Words for mischievousnaughty, impish, sly, rude, malicious, playful, arch, artful, bad, bothersome, damaging, dangerous, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, evil, foxy, frolicsome, harmful, hazardous
Examples from the Web for mischievous
Contemporary Examples of mischievous
He suppressed a belch and then looked up at her with a mischievous grin.Football Great Bob Suffridge Wanders Through the End Zone of Life
September 6, 2014
A mischievous cross between Sunset Boulevard and Adult Swim, BoJack Horseman boasts an exciting cast of supporting characters.'BoJack Horseman': The Debauched Tales of a Drunken, Groupie-Sexing D-List Horse, Hits Netflix
August 22, 2014
The biggest personality is Little My, utterly self-centred, mischievous, and rancidly funny.Tove Jansson, Queen of the Moomins
August 9, 2014
It lands with mischievous accuracy, mottling the crotch of my jeans.Leaky Ceilings, Catcalls, and Uncaged Pythons: 4 Hours on NYC’s Worst Subway
August 8, 2014
Prince Harry appears to be embracing his mischievous side again...Harry Photobombs Team NZ
July 29, 2014
Historical Examples of mischievous
"And that would be a great pity," said Quicksilver, with his mischievous smile.The Gorgon's Head
Of all mortal possessions they are the most useless, mischievous, and baleful.Imogen
Born shortly after Adam, and is still up to mischievous tricks.Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date
The moon was a mischievous being, who walked about the earth doing all the evil he could.Storyology
The intentions of the Duchess were known to be as virtuous and pure as those of her husband's party were criminal and mischievous.The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete
Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
- inclined to acts of mischief
- teasing; slightly maliciousa mischievous grin
- causing or intended to cause harma mischievous plot