mischief definition

  • noun:
    • Behavior that creates discomfiture or annoyance an additional.
    • An inclination or habit of play pranks or trigger embarrassment.
    • the one that triggers minor trouble or disturbance: the little one had been a mischief in school.
    • Damage, destruction, or damage due to a particular individual or thing: The broken screen was the mischief of vandals.
    • hawaii or top-notch becoming mischievous.
    • Harm or evil brought on by a real estate agent or brought about by a certain cause.
    • One who causes mischief. In a milder good sense, a person who causes petty annoyances. mischief-maker.
    • Vexatious or irritating conduct.
    • Harm; damage; esp., disarrangement of purchase; trouble or vexation brought on by human company or by some living being, deliberately or perhaps not; frequently, calamity, mishap; insignificant evil brought on by thoughtlessness, or in sport.
    • Cause of trouble or vexation; trouble.
    • A harmful or troublesome occasion, scenario, or contingency; an action or event went to with evil or vexation; an annoying, aggravating, or hurtful condition or condition of things; misfortune; disaster: used with much latitude of application: as, some body is making mischief; the mischief is that he cannot hold his mood.
    • The work, condition, program, or personality of causing annoyance, difficulty, or damage; vexatious or damaging procedure or tendency; the working of harm or tragedy: since, the clouds bode mischief; exactly what mischief is he up to now? usually used in a kindly or playful feeling, and for affectionate reason: because, the chap is full of mischief, however vicious.
    • person who or whatever does damage or causes injury or vexation; a source of difficulty or irritation: as, that child is a mischief.
    • Annoyance, injury, or harm caused or created; harm; harm: as, to do mischief; irremediable mischief: today never ever found in the plural.
    • The devil. [Colloq.]
    • Synonyms harm, Harm, etc. See damage.
    • reckless or malicious behavior which causes discomfort or irritation in other people
    • the standard or nature to be harmful or wicked
  • verb-transitive:
    • to accomplish problems for.
  • others:
    • To hurt; damage; ruin.
    • To come to hurt or misfortune; miscarry.

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