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The synonyms of “Mischief” are: devilment, devilry, deviltry, mischief-making, mischievousness, rascality, roguery, roguishness, shenanigan, balefulness, maleficence, naughtiness, badness, bad behaviour, misbehaviour, misconduct, misdemeanour, perversity, disobedience, pranks, tricks, larks, nonsense, funny business, impishness, harm, hurt, an injury
Mischief as a Noun
Definitions of "Mischief" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “mischief” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- Reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others.
- The quality or nature of being harmful or evil.
- Playfulness that is intended to tease or create trouble.
- A person responsible for harm or annoyance.
- Playful misbehaviour, especially on the part of children.
- A wrong or hardship that a statute is designed to remove or for which the common law affords a remedy.
- Harm or trouble caused by someone or something.
Synonyms of "Mischief" as a noun (28 Words)
|an injury||An act that causes someone or something to receive physical damage.|
|bad behaviour||That which is below standard or expectations as of ethics or decency.|
|badness||Poor quality or low standard.|
The badness of the writing is astonishing.
|balefulness||The quality or nature of being harmful or evil.|
|devilment||Reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others.|
His eyes were blazing with devilment.
Some devilry was afoot.
|deviltry||Wicked and cruel behavior.|
|disobedience||Failure or refusal to obey rules or someone in authority.|
Disobedience to law is sometimes justified.
|funny business||An account of an amusing incident (usually with a punch line.|
|harm||Actual or potential ill effects or danger.|
I didn t mean to cause him any harm.
|hurt||A damage or loss.|
Rolling properly into a fall minimizes hurt.
|impishness||The trait of behaving like an imp.|
|larks||North American songbirds having a yellow breast.|
|maleficence||Doing or causing evil.|
|misbehaviour||Improper or wicked or immoral behavior.|
He had denied all sexual misbehaviour.
|mischief-making||Reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others.|
|mischievousness||Reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others.|
|misconduct||A penalty assessed against a player for unsportsmanlike conduct.|
She was found guilty of professional misconduct by a disciplinary tribunal and dismissed.
|misdemeanour||A minor wrongdoing.|
The player can expect a suspension for his latest misdemeanour.
|naughtiness||An attribute of mischievous children.|
|nonsense||A message that seems to convey no meaning.|
The law is a nonsense.
|perversity||The quality of being contrary to accepted standards or practice; unreasonableness.|
The perversity of being able to carry a gun but not purchase a drink.
|pranks||A ludicrous or grotesque act done for fun and amusement.|
|rascality||Mischievous or dishonest behaviour or activity.|
The convicts ascribe their rascality to alcohol.
|roguery||Conduct characteristic of a rogue, especially acts of dishonesty or playful mischief.|
There has always been roguery associated with horse dealing.
|roguishness||Reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others.|
|shenanigan||Reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others.|
|tricks||(card games) in a single round, the sequence of cards played by all the players; the high card is the winner.|
He played a trick on me.
Usage Examples of "Mischief" as a noun
- The statute was passed to prevent a mischief in respect of which the defendant was already under a duty at common law.
- Her eyes twinkled with irrepressible mischief.
- She was bent on making mischief.
- She'll make sure Danny doesn't get into mischief.
Associations of "Mischief" (30 Words)
|avenge||Inflict harm in return for an injury or wrong on behalf of (oneself or another.|
We must avenge our dead.
|baneful||Deadly or sinister.|
The baneful effects of envy and jealousy.
Some spirit of devilry made me go on teasing her.
|deviltry||Reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others.|
|diabolic||Showing the cunning or ingenuity or wickedness typical of a devil.|
The cold calculation and diabolic art of some statesmen.
|enmity||The feeling of a hostile person.|
Decades of enmity between the two countries.
|evil||Of a force or spirit embodying or associated with the forces of the devil.|
We were driven out of the house by an evil spirit.
|grudge||Bear a grudge harbor ill feelings.|
I ve never been one to hold a grudge.
|harm||Cause or do harm to.|
These pills won t harm your system.
|hurt||Hurt the feelings of.|
You know I care he said in a hurt voice.
|libellous||Containing or constituting a libel.|
A libellous newspaper story.
|maleficent||Causing harm or destruction, especially by supernatural means.|
He did not act with any maleficent motivation.
|malevolence||The quality of threatening evil.|
His eyes were glowing with malevolence.
|malevolent||Having or exerting a malignant influence.|
Failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful.
|malice||Wrongful intention, especially as increasing the guilt of certain offences.|
I bear no malice towards anybody.
|maliciousness||Feeling a need to see others suffer.|
|malign||Of a disease malignant.|
Believed in witches and malign spirits.
|neurotoxin||Any toxin that affects neural tissues.|
|rancor||A feeling of deep and bitter anger and ill-will.|
|revenge||Inflict revenge on behalf of someone else.|
It was difficult not to be overwhelmed with feelings of hate and revenge.
|slander||The action or crime of making a false spoken statement damaging to a person’s reputation.|
He is suing the TV company for slander.
|spite||Malevolence by virtue of being malicious or spiteful or nasty.|
He put the house up for sale to spite his family.
|traduce||Speak unfavorably about.|
It was regarded as respectable political tactics to traduce him.
|unkind||Deficient in humane and kindly feelings.|
The unkindest cut of all.
|vengeance||The act of taking revenge (harming someone in retaliation for something harmful that they have done) especially in the next life.|
For vengeance I would do nothing This nation is too great to look for mere revenge.
|venom||Toxin secreted by animals; secreted by certain snakes and poisonous insects (e.g., spiders and scorpions.|
His voice was full of venom.
|vicious||Having the nature of vice.|
Every soul on earth virtuous or vicious shall perish.
|virulent||(of a disease or poison) extremely severe or harmful in its effects.|
A virulent attack on liberalism.
|wickedness||The quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions.|
The wickedness of the regime.
|wreak||Cause (a large amount of damage or harm.|
Grant me some knight to wreak me for my son.