March 22, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
mischievous /ˈmɪstʃəvəs/ adjective
A mischievous cat
A mischievous cat
Learner's definition of MISCHIEVOUS

[more mischievous; most mischievous]

1 : causing or tending to cause annoyance or minor harm or damage

  • a mischievous puppy/child

2 : showing a playful desire to cause trouble

  • mischievous behavior

  • a mischievous smile

3 : intended to harm someone or someone's reputation

  • mischievous gossip

  • a mischievous lie

— mischievously adverb

  • She smiled mischievously.

— mischievousness noun [noncount]

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