Definition of Mischief

1. Noun. Reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others.




2. Noun. The quality or nature of being harmful or evil.
Exact synonyms: Balefulness, Maleficence
Generic synonyms: Evil, Evilness
Attributes: Maleficent
Derivative terms: Baleful, Baleful, Maleficent, Mischievous
Antonyms: Beneficence

Definition of Mischief

1. n. Harm; damage; esp., disarrangement of order; trouble or vexation caused by human agency or by some living being, intentionally or not; often, calamity, mishap; trivial evil caused by thoughtlessness, or in sport.

2. v. t. To do harm to.

Definition of Mischief

1. Noun. Harm or evil caused by an agent or brought about by a particular cause. ¹

2. Noun. One who causes mischief. In a milder sense, one who causes petty annoyances. mischief-maker. ¹

3. Noun. Vexatious or annoying conduct. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mischief

1. action that causes irritation, harm, or trouble [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mischief

mischaracterisation
mischaracterisations
mischaracterise
mischaracterises
mischaracterization
mischaracterizations
mischaracterize
mischaracterized
mischaracterizes
mischaracterizing
mischarge
mischarged
mischarges
mischarging
mischevious
mischief (current term)
mischief-maker
mischief-making
mischiefful
mischiefmaking
mischiefs
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mischievious
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mischievously
mischievousness
mischivous
mischmetal
mischmetals
mischoice

Literary usage of Mischief

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1. An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation by Jeremy Bentham (1823)
"When a man has resolved upon a particular sa object offence, the next object is to dispose him to do no down the* more mischief than is necessary to his ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1904)
"On trial for malicious mischief, evidence of ill will on the part of ... WOODS, J. The defendant was convicted of malicious mischief in burning a lot of ..."

3. The Lancet (1842)
"On examining this child, I found traces of tubercular mischief on the left side, the right Inng appearing comparatively if not absolutely healthy. ..."

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