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 Dictionary entry overview: What does mischievous mean? 

MISCHIEVOUS (adjective)
  The adjective MISCHIEVOUS has 3 senses:

1. naughtily or annoyingly playful
2. badly behaved
3. deliberately causing harm or damage

  Familiarity information: MISCHIEVOUS used as an adjective is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

MISCHIEVOUS (adjective)

Sense 1mischievous [BACK TO TOP]


Naughtily or annoyingly playful


puckish; prankish; pixilated; mischievous; implike; impish; wicked

Context examples:

teasing and worrying with impish laughter / a wicked prank


playful (full of fun and high spirits)

Sense 2mischievous [BACK TO TOP]


Badly behaved


mischievous; naughty

Context examples:

he was saucy and mischievous in school / a naughty boy


bad (having undesirable or negative qualities)

Sense 3mischievous [BACK TO TOP]


Deliberately causing harm or damage

Context example:

mischievous rumors and falsehoods


harmful (causing or capable of causing harm)

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