What is another word for mischievous?

Synonyms for mischievous
ˈmɪs tʃə vəs; mɪsˈtʃi vi əsmis·chievous

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  1. mischievousadjective

    Causing mischief; injurious.

    pernicious, hurtful, harmful, destructive, noxious, detrimental

  2. mischievousadjective

    naughty, badly-behaved

English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. mischievous

    Pernicious (Latin per, through, and neco, kill) signifies having the power of destroying or injuring, tending to hurt or kill. Pernicious is stronger than injurious; that which is injurious is capable of doing harm; that which is pernicious is likely to be destructive. Noxious (Latin noceo, hurt) is a stronger word than noisome, as referring to that which is injurious or destructive. Noisome now always denotes that which is extremely disagreeable or disgusting, especially to the sense of smell; as, the noisome stench proclaimed the presence of noxious gases.

    bad, baneful, deadly, deleterious, destructive, detrimental, evil, foul, harmful, hurtful, injurious, insalubrious, noisome, noxious, pernicious, perverting, pestiferous, pestilential, poisonous, ruinous, unhealthful, unwholesome

    advantageous, beneficent, beneficial, favorable, good, healthful, helpful, invigorating, life-giving, profitable, rejuvenating, salutary, serviceable, useful, wholesome

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  1. mischievous

    detrimental, injurious, spiteful, wanton

    beneficial, advantageous, reparatory, conservative, careful, protective

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  1. arch, impish, implike, mischievous, pixilated, prankish, puckish, wickedadjective

    naughtily or annoyingly playful

    "teasing and worrying with impish laughter"; "a wicked prank"

    condescending, arch(a), revolting, pissed, blind drunk, implike, repellent, arch, besotted, patronising, distasteful, slopped, puckish, blotto, severe, sinful, pixilated, disgustful, cockeyed, loathly, crocked, disgusting, patronizing, repelling, fuddled, tight, soused, loathsome, foul, prankish, yucky, wicked, sozzled, squiffy, unholy, plastered, terrible, impish, stiff, skanky, pie-eyed, sloshed, smashed, soaked, loaded, wet, repellant

    sober, serious, harmless, unplayful

  2. mischievousadjective

    deliberately causing harm or damage

    "mischievous rumors and falsehoods"

    prankish, arch, implike, wicked, impish, puckish, pixilated

    harmless, serious, sober, unplayful

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  1. waluigiadjective

    Submitted by rinat on May 31, 2023  

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  1. mischievousadjective

    hurtful, injurious, detrimental, pernicious, destructive, noxious

  2. mischievousadjective

    vicious, wicked, sinful, prone to mischief

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "mischievous":

    playful, giddy, malicious

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  1. Pamela Anderson:

    I've just signed with Next Modeling agency for commercials and appearances. That is funny. I've never felt pretty enough to be a model, i think I've provoked feelings with how I look. But not as a beauty but as a mischievous little rascal!

  2. Jeff Meyer:

    pixel, n.: A mischievous, magical spirit associated with screen displays. The computer industry has frequently borrowed from mythology: Witness the sprites in computer graphics, the demons in artificial intelligence, and the trolls in the marketing department.

  3. Samuel Butler:

    God is Love -- I dare say. But what a mischievous devil Love is

  4. Lakshheish M Patel:

    As expected, SBI securities web trading platform pages have been made UNRESPONSIVE by them again today. SBI securities have no fear of any authority for such open mischievous dacoity being done with regularity

  5. Annette Fuentes:

    This is the environment that has slowly been building for years, we have gone from viewing pushing and shoving in hallways as mischievous to being criminal acts.

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