What is another word for mischief?

Synonyms for mischief
ˈmɪs tʃɪfmis·chief

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. mischiefnoun

    Harm or evil caused by an agent or brought about by a particular cause.

    devilment, life of the party, prankster, hoodlum, weakening, demolition, bad boy, wag, evil, imp, detriment, little rascal, scamp, scathe, injury, knave, misbehavior, vandal, agitation, hood, hooligan, badness, jokester, scampishness, deviltry, impropriety, naughtiness, monkey business, disruption, annoyance, undoing, pixie, corruption, joker, practical joker, puckishness, little monkey, devil, hurt, rogue, ill, scapegrace, sabotage, bad manners, goings-on, damage, hell-raiser, little devil, elfishness, cutup, disobedience, harm, enfant terrible, hanky-panky, bugger, incapacitation, ravage, rascal, misdemeanor, disablement, mischief-maker, buffoon, devilry, mischievousness, roguery, trouble, trouble maker, rascality, minx, elf, puck, fun-maker, impishness, misconduct, vexation, wrong, rowdy, delinquincy, pranksomeness, thug, rapscallion, unmaking, nuisance, pique, ruffian, impairment, roguishness, booger, devilishness, destruction, prankishness

  2. mischiefnoun

    One who causes mischief. In a milder sense, one who causes petty annoyances. mischief-maker.

    bad manners, hood, minx, deviltry, bad boy, damage, sabotage, trouble, pique, practical joker, badness, puck, mischief-maker, rascal, weakening, joker, little devil, scampishness, enfant terrible, rowdy, hoodlum, agitation, life of the party, harm, cutup, detriment, ill, unmaking, imp, disobedience, puckishness, hooligan, impairment, devil, incapacitation, hell-raiser, naughtiness, devilry, roguery, scamp, trouble maker, scapegrace, rapscallion, fun-maker, goings-on, booger, nuisance, delinquincy, rogue, elfishness, pixie, ruffian, corruption, buffoon, vandal, undoing, ravage, misbehavior, little monkey, misdemeanor, scathe, impishness, disruption, evil, thug, little rascal, misconduct, pranksomeness, devilment, prankishness, wag, prankster, monkey business, demolition, impropriety, hanky-panky, annoyance, rascality, knave, jokester, devilishness, roguishness, injury, destruction, mischievousness, hurt, vexation, wrong, disablement, bugger, elf

  3. mischiefnoun

    Vexatious or annoying conduct.

    life of the party, imp, hurt, impairment, scapegrace, disablement, damage, puckishness, monkey business, cutup, elf, sabotage, joker, disruption, ill, rowdy, little devil, bad boy, wrong, vandal, rapscallion, little monkey, deviltry, roguishness, destruction, naughtiness, devilry, injury, little rascal, hanky-panky, fun-maker, nuisance, hood, undoing, bad manners, agitation, pique, demolition, disobedience, practical joker, prankster, puck, badness, enfant terrible, scampishness, jokester, ravage, rascality, unmaking, mischievousness, rascal, bugger, buffoon, wag, goings-on, impishness, impropriety, scathe, evil, vexation, annoyance, trouble, booger, rogue, misconduct, scamp, pixie, misbehavior, delinquincy, devil, mischief-maker, roguery, weakening, hooligan, knave, hoodlum, thug, corruption, ruffian, devilishness, devilment, minx, harm, trouble maker, prankishness, elfishness, hell-raiser, pranksomeness, incapacitation, misdemeanor, detriment

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. mischief

    Injury (Latin in, not, and jus, juris, right, law) signifies primarily something done contrary to law or right; hence, something contrary to some standard of right or good; whatever reduces the value, utility, beauty, or desirableness of anything is an injury to that thing; of persons, whatever is so done as to operate adversely to one in his person, rights, property, or reputation is an injury; the word is especially used of whatever mars the integrity of the body or causes pain; as, when rescued from the wreck his injuries were found to be very slight. Injury is the general term including all the rest. Damage (Latin damnum, loss) is that which occasions loss to the possessor; hence, any impairment of value, often with the suggestion of fault on the part of the one causing it; damage reduces value, utility, or beauty; detriment (Latin deterere, to rub or wear away) is similar in meaning, but far milder. Detriment may affect value only; damage always affects real worth or utility; as a rule, the slightest use of an article by a purchaser operates to its detriment if again offered for sale, tho the article may have received not the slightest damage. Damage is partial; loss is properly absolute as far as it is predicated at all; the loss of a ship implies that it is gone beyond recovery; the loss of the rudder is a damage to the ship; but since the loss of a part still leaves a part, we may speak of a partial or a total loss. Evil commonly suggests suffering or sin, or both; as, the evils of poverty, the social evil. Harm is closely synonymous with injury; it may apply to body, mind, or estate, but always affects real worth, while injury may concern only estimated value. A hurt is an injury that causes pain, physical or mental; a slight hurt may be no real harm. Mischief is disarrangement, trouble, or harm usually caused by some voluntary agent, with or without injurious intent; a child's thoughtless sport may do great mischief; wrong is harm done with evil intent. An outrage combines insult and injury. Compare synonyms for BLEMISH; CRIMINAL; INJUSTICE.

    blemish, damage, detriment, disadvantage, evil, harm, hurt, impairment, injury, injustice, loss, outrage, prejudice, wrong

    advantage, amelioration, benefit, blessing, boon, help, improvement, remedy, service, utility

    The injury of the cause; an injury to the structure; injury by fire; by or from collision, interference, etc.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 1 vote

  1. mischief

    damage, hurt, detriment, disservice, annoyance, injury, ill-turn, damage, barm

    compensation, good-turn, benefit, favor, gratification

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 2 votes

  1. mischief, mischief-making, mischievousness, deviltry, devilry, devilment, rascality, roguery, roguishness, shenanigannoun

    reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others

    slipperiness, naughtiness, shiftiness, chicane, wile, devilment, rascality, mischievousness, maleficence, trickery, whimsicality, devilry, mischief-making, impishness, prankishness, balefulness, shenanigan, chicanery, trickiness, roguery, guile, deviltry, roguishness, puckishness, badness

  2. maleficence, mischief, balefulnessnoun

    the quality or nature of being harmful or evil

    maleficence, mischievousness, roguishness, roguery, shenanigan, mischief-making, deviltry, devilment, rascality, balefulness, devilry

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. mischiefnoun

    evil, ill, harm, injury, damage, hurt, detriment, disadvantage, prejudice

  2. mischiefnoun

    trouble, misfortune, ill consequence

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "mischief":

    malice, wrongdoing

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  1. Michel de Montaigne:

    No man is exempt from saying silly things; the mischief is to say them deliberately.

  2. Robert Hall:

    The innocence of the intention abates nothing of the mischief of the example.

  3. Hillary Clinton:

    Yes, we must strengthen that most fundamental citizenship right, the right to vote, i thought we had solved that problem, thanks to many of the lawyers we are honoring today, but unfortunately there is mischief afoot and some people are just determined to do what they can to keep other Americans from voting.

  4. Collin Koh:

    The Balabac site allows for intelligence collection and staging of peacetime air and naval activities in the area, which can put Mischief Reef under closer scrutiny.

  5. Danny Glover:

    All of us who have walked in the shadow of Sidney Poitier owe him so much, for over 80 years, Sidney and I laughed, cried and made as much mischief as we could. He was truly my brother and partner in trying to make this world a little better.He certainly made mine a whole lot better.

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  • беляBulgarian
  • škoda, darebák, spoušť, rošťárna, rošťák, darebáctví, vandalCzech
  • direidi, drygioniWelsh
  • balladeDanish
  • Unfug, Unheil, StörenfriedGerman
  • διαβολιά, άτακτος, αταξία, σκανδαλιάρηςGreek
  • petolonEsperanto
  • travesura, picardía, travieso, diablura, daño, maldad, revoltosoSpanish
  • بدبختیPersian
  • pahanteko, ilkivalta, kiusanteko, kujeilu, ilkamointi, jäynäFinnish
  • espiègle, bêtise, sottise, polissonnerie, espièglerieFrench
  • mischiallIrish
  • trioblaidScottish Gaelic
  • शरारतHindi
  • baj, bajkeverőHungarian
  • danno, dispetto, bravata, vessatorio, indisponente, malanno, birboneria, malandrino, birboneItalian
  • いたずらっ子, 悪戯Japanese
  • ಕಿಡಿಗೇಡಿತನKannada
  • malumLatin
  • ugagnNorwegian
  • szkoda, niegodziwośćPolish
  • шалость, шалун, проказник, вред, озорник, зло, озорствоRussian
  • potvorstvo, zlota, darebák, nezbedník, potvoraSlovak
  • bus, bråkstake, odåga, hyss, buse, bråkmakare, ofogSwedish
  • пустощіUkrainian

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