Definition of 'mischievous'
Example sentences containing 'mischievous'
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They seemed to have not malicious but mischievous intent. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was done in the sense of mischievous good humour. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This time his mischievous side has taken him down a more unacceptable road. Times, Sunday Times (2011)That he announced this with a mischievous grin can be interpreted as you choose. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His skeletal appearance belies a mischievous sense of humour. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He will walk under a ladder with a mischievous grin. 23 Steps to Successful Achievement (1972)He had a mischievous sense of humour. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He just grins like a mischievous schoolboy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Behind the ambition was a mischievous sense of humour. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Then quite abruptly, she stands up and beams a broad mischievous smile. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He pauses, then smiles like a mischievous schoolboy again. Times, Sunday Times (2014)She glided along gracefully enough, her dark eyes still with a mischievous smile in them as she observed the company. Daniel Deronda (1876)We sit in the autumn sunshine completing the Proust questionnaire which seems to bring his mischievous side out from behind his establishment façade. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The side I enjoyed most was the mischievous side. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The mischievous glint has returned to the eye of Freddie Burns. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That it's mischievous, not malicious. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'mischievous'
British English: mischievous /ˈmɪstʃɪvəs/ ADJECTIVE
A mischievous person is eager to have fun by embarrassing people or by playing harmless tricks.
She behaves like a mischievous child.
- American English: mischievous
- Arabic: مُؤْذٍ
- Brazilian Portuguese: malicioso
- Chinese: 恶作剧的
- Croatian: vragolast
- Czech: nezbedný
- Danish: drillesyg
- Dutch: schalks
- European Spanish: travieso
- Finnish: kujeileva
- French: espiègle
- German: schelmisch
- Greek: σκανταλιάρης
- Italian: dispettoso
- Japanese: いたずら好きな
- Korean: 짓궂은
- Norwegian: rampete
- Polish: szkodliwy
- European Portuguese: malicioso
- Romanian: răuvoitor
- Russian: озорной
- Spanish: travieso
- Swedish: busig
- Thai: เกเร
- Turkish: yaramaz çocuk vb
- Ukrainian: капосний
- Vietnamese: tinh quái
Definition of mischievous from the Collins English Dictionary
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