mischievous mischievous  /ˈmɪs tʃə vəs/


  1. (adj) naughtily or annoyingly playful
  2. (adj) deliberately causing harm or damage

Derived Word(s)


  1. A dark, compact man with mischievous gray-blue eyes, Fermi was the son of a civil servant, an administrator with the Italian national railroad.
  2. Mama Jumbo does what she can to shield Dumbo from the taunts of other elephants and circus visitors, but when some mischievous boys tug at his ears, she goes into an elephantine rage.
  3. The Golden Snitch has a mischievous mind of its own, and that three-headed boar could guard bin Laden's cave.


  1. Sea Lion Escapes from Sea World

    A mischievous sea lion managed to jump from rock to rock until he was out of his enclosure and and tried to escape down the visitor’s walkway. …
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Nightcap TV

  2. Interactive Rabbids Invasion Show Coming To Nickelodeon

    Today during Ubisoft’s E3 2013 press conference the company announced an upcoming Nickelodeon show based on the mischievous Rabbids. Viewers can interact with the show using their touch devices. Ubisoft shows off one sequence in the show where a rabbid squeezes a chicken to fire eggs at another. You can use your tablet to direct the volley of unborn poultry. Another scene shows the Rabbids ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Game Informer


  1. Ahead of Friday night's tie between the east midlands adversaries, Clough said: "I said when I first took the job that somebody upstairs was being a bit mischievous when they pulled those balls out." "I thought it was a bit of a sign. There...
    on Jan 23, 2009 By: Nigel Clough Source: ESPN

  2. "Owen has a tremendous sense of humor and he's very mischievous," Brody told the news conference. "I would say it was a brotherly thing."
    on Sep 3, 2007 By: Adrien Brody Source: Washington Post

  3. She seems a good fit for the Bush book, which, according to HarperCollins, "depicts a mischievous little boy who likes to do everything but read. With the help of his teacher, he finds out that books and their characters can be a lot of fun.
    on Aug 9, 2007 By: Jenna Bush Source: FOXNews

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