Part of speech: adjective


Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Inclined to mischief.

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Usage examples "mischievous":

  1. Gretchen, who had been listening with eager interest, was highly delighted at the trick played on her former suitor, but Fabian's good nature would not allow of his feeling any such mischievous pleasure. - "Under a Charm, Vol. III. (of III) A Novel", E. Werner.
  2. I cannot say that I do, my child; they are sometimes rather mischievous visitors, and I would much prefer that they should keep at a respectful distance. - "The Allis Family; or, Scenes of Western Life", American Sunday School Union.
  3. He had prevented Lady Janet from making any mischievous use of his card by sending to the police station and warning them to attend to no message which they might receive unless the card produced bore his signature. - "The New Magdalen", Wilkie Collins.