Mischief - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈmɪstʃɪf|  American pronunciation of the word mischief
Brit.  |ˈmɪstʃɪf|  British pronunciation of the word mischief

noun

- reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others (syn: devilment, devilry, deviltry, mischief-making, mischievousness, rascality, roguery, roguishness, shenanigan)
- the quality or nature of being harmful or evil (syn: balefulness, maleficence)

Examples

It's hard to keep him out of mischief.

...the children claimed that setting off a firecracker was harmless mischief, but they got a lecture anyway...

Now run along, and don't get into mischief.

They've got enough toys to keep them out of mischief for a while.

If you can't see Nick, you can be sure he's up to some mischief (=behaving badly and causing trouble or damage).

Kiki's eyes were bright with mischief.

The jury cleared him of the charge of criminal mischief.

What the mischief do you want?

Why the mischief?

There was a devilish look of mischief in her eyes.

Her hazel eyes were alight with mischief.

I didn't want to make mischief between them.

If you try to lift that box, you'll do yourself a mischief.

His serious nature was lightened by a streak of mischief.

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