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Mischievous meaning

mischievous - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. Causing mischief; harmful; hurtful; - now often applied where the evil is done carelessly or in sport; as, a mischievous child.
  2. 2. Injurious; prone to mischief.

mischievous - examples of usage

  1. Was ever anything so mischievous? - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  2. At all events, in the first scene in which these two met on the stage, Harry Thornhill became instantly aware that the merry and mischievous Grace Mainwaring appeared bent on being very friendly towards him- even while she looked curiously at him, as if there were something in her mind. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
  3. I desired them to advise better of it, and to see if they could find out any other meanes to prevent their mischievous intentions, without putting the quene and countrey to any further charge. - "Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3)", Walter Scott.
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