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1. in a disobedient or naughty way;
- Example: "he behaved badly in school"
- Example: "he mischievously looked for a chance to embarrass his sister"
- Example: "behaved naughtily when they had guests and was sent to his room"
[syn: badly, mischievously, naughtily]

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]