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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmischievousmis‧chie‧vous /ˈmɪstʃəvəs/ adjective  1 BAD 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.2 BAD BEHAVIOUR OR ACTIONScausing trouble or quarrels deliberately a mischievous remarkmischievously adverb He grinned mischievously.mischievousness noun [uncountable]
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mischievousBut 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, mischievous guy.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 etcHarry's charm lay in his quick, almost mischievous smile and impulsive eagerness for life.Why not use those enormous silly grey eyes that never had a wayward or mischievous look in them?
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