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Mischievousness   Listen

An attribute of mischievous children.  Synonyms: badness, naughtiness.
The trait of behaving like an imp.  Synonyms: impishness, puckishness, whimsicality.
Reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others.  Synonyms: devilment, devilry, deviltry, mischief, mischief-making, rascality, roguery, roguishness, shenanigan.

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"Mischievousness" Quotes from Famous Books

... looked at her in amazement. This had been the old servant's term of commendation when he had refrained from some of his youthful and natural mischievousness. She seemed to mean it just as earnestly now. Suddenly she leaned forward and placed her ...
— Reels and Spindles - A Story of Mill Life • Evelyn Raymond

... meanness; but both their meanness and their wickedness are of the kind that rarely fail to be their own punishment. The way in which his passion is made to sting and lash him into reason, and the happy mischievousness of his wife in glutting his disease, and thereby making an opportunity to show him what sort of stuff it lives on, are admirable instances of the wisdom with which the Poet underpins his most ...
— Shakespeare: His Life, Art, And Characters, Volume I. • H. N. Hudson

Words linked to "Mischievousness" :   mischievous, hell, misbehaviour, hooliganism, misbehavior, roguishness, misdeed, monkey business, blaze, prankishness, fun, playfulness, disobedience, malicious mischief, vandalism

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