Search Result for "mischievous":
1. naughtily or annoyingly playful;
- Example: "teasing and worrying with impish laughter"
- Example: "a wicked prank"
[syn: arch, impish, implike, mischievous, pixilated, prankish, puckish, wicked]
2. deliberately causing harm or damage;
- Example: "mischievous rumors and falsehoods"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mischievous \Mis"chie*vous\ (m[i^]s"ch[-e]*v[u^]s), a. Causing mischief; harmful; hurtful; -- now often applied where the evil is done carelessly or in sport; as, a mischievous child. "Most mischievous foul sin." --Shak. [1913 Webster] This false, wily, doubling disposition is intolerably mischievous to society. --South. [1913 Webster] Syn: Harmful; hurtful; detrimental; noxious; pernicious; destructive. [1913 Webster] -- Mis"chie*vous*ly, adv. -- Mis"chie*vous*ness, n. [1913 Webster]WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
mischievous adj 1: naughtily or annoyingly playful; "teasing and worrying with impish laughter"; "a wicked prank" [syn: arch, impish, implike, mischievous, pixilated, prankish, puckish, wicked] 2: deliberately causing harm or damage; "mischievous rumors and falsehoods"Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
89 Moby Thesaurus words for "mischievous": annoying, arch, artful, bad, baleful, baneful, bothering, bothersome, corroding, corrosive, corrupting, corruptive, counterproductive, damaging, dangerous, deadly, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, devilish, disadvantageous, disserviceable, distressing, elfish, elvish, evil, foolish, foxy, frolicsome, full of mischief, harmful, hazardous, high-spirited, hurtful, ill, ill-behaved, impish, injurious, insidious, irking, irksome, knavish, larkish, lethal, malefic, malevolent, malicious, malign, malignant, misbehaving, mischief-loving, naughty, noisome, noxious, ominous, paw, perilous, pernicious, playful, poisonous, prankish, pranksome, pranky, precarious, prejudicial, puckish, rascally, risky, roguish, scampish, scapegrace, scatheful, sly, spiteful, sportive, toxic, trickish, tricksy, tricky, venenate, veneniferous, venenous, venomous, vexatious, vexing, vicious, virulent, waggish, wicked