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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others;
[syn: mischief, mischief-making, mischievousness, deviltry, devilry, devilment, rascality, roguery, roguishness, shenanigan]

2. the quality or nature of being harmful or evil;
[syn: maleficence, mischief, balefulness]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mischief \Mis"chief\ (m[i^]s"ch[i^]f), n. [OE. meschef bad result, OF. meschief; pref. mes- (L. minus less) + chief end, head, F. chef chief. See Minus, and Chief.] [1913 Webster] 1. Harm; damage; esp., disarrangement of order; trouble or vexation caused by human agency or by some living being, intentionally or not; often, calamity, mishap; trivial evil caused by thoughtlessness, or in sport. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs. --Ps. lii. 2. [1913 Webster] The practice whereof shall, I hope, secure me from many mischiefs. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 2. Cause of trouble or vexation; trouble. --Milton. [1913 Webster] The mischief was, these allies would never allow that the common enemy was subdued. --Swift. [1913 Webster] To be in mischief, to be doing harm or causing annoyance. To make mischief, to do mischief, especially by exciting quarrels. To play the mischief, to cause great harm; to throw into confusion. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] Syn: Damage; harm; hurt; injury; detriment; evil; ill. Usage: Mischief, Damage, Harm. Damage is an injury which diminishes the value of a thing; harm is an injury which causes trouble or inconvenience; mischief is an injury which disturbs the order and consistency of things. We often suffer damage or harm from accident, but mischief always springs from perversity or folly. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mischief \Mis"chief\, v. t. To do harm to. [Obs.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

mischief n 1: reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others [syn: mischief, mischief-making, mischievousness, deviltry, devilry, devilment, rascality, roguery, roguishness, shenanigan] 2: the quality or nature of being harmful or evil [syn: maleficence, mischief, balefulness] [ant: beneficence]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

167 Moby Thesaurus words for "mischief": Discordia, Eris, abomination, atrocity, bad, bad boy, badness, bane, bankruptcy, befoulment, blight, booger, breakage, breakdown, buffoon, bugger, clash, clashing, collapse, conflict, contention, corruption, crack-up, crippling, crying evil, cutup, damage, defilement, despoliation, destruction, detriment, devil, devilishness, devilment, devilry, deviltry, diablerie, difference, difficulty, dilapidation, disablement, disaccord, disadvantage, disaffinity, discord, discordance, discordancy, disharmony, disrepair, disruption, dissension, dissent, division, drawback, elf, elfishness, encroachment, enfant terrible, enmity, evil, foolishness, friction, funmaker, grievance, handicap, hardship, harm, havoc, high spirits, hobbling, hood, hoodlum, hooligan, hurt, hurting, ill, imp, impairment, impishness, incapacitation, incompatibility, incompatibleness, infection, infringement, inharmoniousness, inharmony, injury, inroad, jangle, jar, joker, jokester, knave, liability, limb, little devil, little monkey, little rascal, loss, loss of ground, maiming, mayhem, minx, misbehavior, mischief-maker, mischievousness, misfortune, monkey business, monkeyshines, mutilation, naughtiness, noncooperation, open conflict, outrage, pixie, playfulness, poison, pollution, practical joker, prankishness, pranksomeness, prankster, prejudice, puck, puckishness, rapscallion, rascal, rascality, rogue, roguery, roguishness, rowdy, rub, ruffian, ruin, ruination, ruinousness, sabotage, scalawag, scamp, scampishness, scapegrace, scathe, shenanigans, sickening, spoiling, sportiveness, step backward, strained relations, strife, tension, the worst, toxin, trouble, unharmoniousness, unpleasantness, variance, venom, vexation, villain, wag, waggery, waggishness, weakening, woe, wrong, youthful spirits