mischief mischief  /ˈmɪs tʃəf/


  1. (n) reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
  2. (n) the quality or nature of being harmful or evil


  1. That episode torpedoed Burr's career he was indicted for murder and fled to the South but the former lawyer wasn't done making mischief.
  2. Already he and his wife Betty, an artist, were caring for 50 orphaned monkeys, who swung in and out of mischief in the garden.


  1. Police investigate mischief at Marquette

    MICHIGAN CITY — Michigan City Police responded to a false fire alarm that turned into a criminal mischief investigation at Marquette Catholic High School at around 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Michigan City News-Dispatch

  2. Return box at Pasadena Public Library victim of criminal mischief

    The drive-through drop box at the Pasadena Public Library at Jeff Ginn has been temporarily closed after an incident involving criminal mischief.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Pasadena Citizen

  3. Souls of Mischief celebrate a West Coast hip-hop classic

    East Bay hip-hop foursome Souls of Mischief will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their debut, '93 Til Infinity, by performing the entire album at the Majestic Theatre on June 19. Its production still feels funky and warm, and MCs Opio, A-Plus, Phesto and Tajai still come off as both thoughtful and happily obnoxious.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Isthmus

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  1. "Energy is going to be key in dealing with Russia," Obama said. "If we can reduce our energy consumption, that reduces the amount of petro-dollars that they have to make mischief around the world."
    on Oct 8, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Washington Post

  2. Mark Damazer, controller of Radio 4, said: "Ned brought a fabulous cocktail of wit, zest, curiosity and mischief - all based on an extraordinary knowledge of stage, screen and writing. He was an impresario as well as a great raconteur."
    on Oct 1, 2007 By: Mark Thompson Source: Scotsman

  3. Mr Fitzgibbon said the change would "deter mischief-makers and those with more sinister intent".
    on Dec 2, 2008 By: Joel Fitzgibbon Source: The Age

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