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.
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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
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mischievousness

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

mischievousness

[ˈmɪstʃɪvəsnɪs] Ntravesuras fpl
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

mischievousness

n (= roguery)Verschmitztheit f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

mischievousness

[ˈmɪstʃɪvəsnɪs] n (roguishness) → maliziosità f inv; (naughtiness) → birbanteria
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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. "I've no doubt they'll both be here.
'What's he about, I wonder?' 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.
She explains, "His humor and wit, tinged with a contrariness, mischievousness, and sabotage, infuses most of his works."
The son's father said he was tired of the child's mischievousness and that the neighbours were always complaining about his behaviour.
The son's father said he was tired of the child's mischievousness and that the neighbors were always complaining about his behavior.
"Even though they're storybook characters, the three main ones are children and reflect the mischievousness, behaviour, fears and innocence of the audience," says Arad Goch's artistic director Jeremy Turner.
Now, her distraught family have paid tribute to their daughter, describing her as a 'total inspiration' and paying tribute to her 'courage, infectious smile and mischievousness.'
So a touch of mischievousness was also there in a group of girls from class IX.