- 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 mischievousnessharm, misbehavior, misconduct, prank, misfortune, playfulness, roguery, wrongdoing, outrage, injury, sabotage, vandalism, evil, hurt, deviltry, wrong, gag, tomfoolery, catastrophe, rascality
Examples from the Web for mischievousness
Contemporary Examples of mischievousness
To keep himself loose and pliable and imbued with the mischievousness that nourished him, Paul often resorted to practical jokes.My Pal Paul Newman
A. E. Hotchner
March 19, 2010
Historical Examples of mischievousness
He suspected that the chief emotions he inspired were curiosity and mischievousness.Quaint Courtships
But the mischievousness of Utilitarianism does not stop here.Old-Fashioned Ethics and Common-Sense Metaphysics
William Thomas Thornton
Pranks they seem to us, but we may be sure there is some method in their mischievousness.Thunder and Lightning
Green parrots owe their unpopularity to their mischievousness and their noisiness.Birds of the Plains
Mischievously and mischievousness are also accented on the first syllable.Every-Day Errors of Speech
L. P. Meredith
- inclined to acts of mischief
- teasing; slightly maliciousa mischievous grin
- causing or intended to cause harma mischievous plot