From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmischievousmis‧chie‧vous /ˈmɪstʃəvəs/ adjective 🔊 🔊 1BAD BEHAVIOUR OR ACTIONSBAD PERSONsomeone who is mischievous likes to have fun, especially by playing tricks on people or doing things to annoy or embarrass them 🔊 Their sons are noisy and mischievous.mischievous smile/look etc 🔊 Gabby looked at him with a mischievous grin. 🔊 There was a mischievous gleam in her eyes.2BAD BEHAVIOUR OR ACTIONScausing trouble or quarrels deliberately 🔊 a mischievous remark —mischievously adverb 🔊 He grinned mischievously. —mischievousness noun [uncountable]
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mischievous• But this particular campaign seems unusually mischievous.• With the nose, because your fingers are crossed, your brain gets mischievous and informs you that you have two noses.• Will is a fun-loving, mischievousguy.• Her expression is mischievous, her mouth about to laugh.• She was a mischievous little girl who was always playing tricks on people.• Behind each star was a moonbeam, some mischievous, some sad; all of them worth looking for and recognizing.• He and David Hemmings got on very well and got up to a lot of mischievous things.• Hail, then, to mischievous tunesmith Todd Rundgren, who served up a splendid evening of time travel.• Some students also have explored using the computers in mischievous ways.mischievous smile/look etc• Harry's charm lay in his quick, almost mischievous smile and impulsive eagerness for life.• Why not use those enormoussillygrey eyes that never had a wayward or mischievous look in them?