Mischievous Definition

Causing mischief.
Webster's New World
Inclined to annoy or vex with playful tricks; naughty.
Webster's New World
Troublesome; irritating.
A mischievous prank.
American Heritage
Causing harm, injury, or damage.
Mischievous rumors and falsehoods.
American Heritage

Origin of Mischievous

  • From Anglo-Norman meschevous, from Old French meschever, from mes- (“mis-") + chever (“come to an end") (from chef (“head")).

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English mischevous from mischef mischief mischief

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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