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Definition of "mischievous" []

  • Causing mischief. (adjective)
  • Playful in a naughty or teasing way. (adjective)
  • Troublesome; irritating: a mischievous prank. (adjective)
  • Causing harm, injury, or damage: mischievous rumors and falsehoods. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mischievous" in a sentence
  • "Palmer looked at Ariana, his expression mischievous, and popped another piece of gum into his mouth."
  • "Of course, many of her own things had taken to hiding in mischievous, little places as well."
  • "One of the highlights of his set yesterday was the title track, a study in mischievous innuendo."