mischievousness mischievousness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) an attribute of mischievous children
  2. (n) the trait of behaving like an imp
  3. (n) reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others

Usage(s):

  1. Hackers, as most computer experts use the term, are distinguished not by their mischievousness but by their persistence and skill.
  2. The two were apparently motivated by more than mischievousness.
  3. It was a smile, one full of all the mischievousness of his sister, but something else too: a terrible darkness that seemed somehow sinister.

News

  • Team A-Rod may put Selig, Yanks president on the stand

    ORLANDO, Fla. — The Alex Rodriguez camp, never short on ideas, energy or mischievousness, is cooking up a new scheme that will raise the ire of his rivals in the...
    on November 15, 2013     Source: New York Post

Quotes

  1. Thompson added, '"On, 'I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue', all of his gifts were on show, his warmth and conviviality, his wit, his mischievousness. He was a unique, irreplaceable talent."
    on May 2, 2008 By: Mark Thompson Source: Rundtownnews.co.uk

  2. "They trained together for years, so his sense of humor and his mischievousness are similar," Arum said. "They are identical. They train in the same mold. They have tremendous beards. They are fearless and their opponent annoys them. There...
    on Jun 2, 2006 By: Bob Arum Source: ESPN

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