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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Action that causes harm, damage or trouble. Also: A playful trick.

Usage examples (36)
  • No one returns with goodwill to the place which has done him a mischief.
  • What's your evidence that "mischief" is more rife in neuroscience than in physics?
  • And there was more yet of what we call mischief brewing in another quarter to like hurt.
  • The mischief is in you, and a devil in this rose-bush! for more
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