Definitions

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  • adj. Common misconstruction of mischievous.

Etymologies

From mischievous by confusion with adjectives in -ious. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Which is one of the reasons why Tacitus and other Romans thought Christianity was a "mischevious" superstition.

    Tacitus on Mythicism

  • Anyone else think they (HBO powers that be) gave GRRM a little more rope to be "mischevious" because the next (last?) cast announcement is eminent- maybe within a week?

    Wolves out; new cast member in

  • Service (NIS) said on Sunday, branding reports to the contrary as "mischevious".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Jan Moir is now in full-denial mode, describing complaints of homophobia in her "tawdry gossip for celebrity-snuff fans" column as as "mischevious" and the product of an orchestrated campaign.

    rhetorically speaking..

  • Long before it referred to a person with extraordinary intellectual or creative ability, “genius” signaled a kind of guardian spirit—sometimes benevolent, sometimes mischevious—who wielded an often disproportionate influence over his charge.

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

  • At the age of 61, Prof. Phatak retains a mischevious glint in his eye, a quality that he shares with another Prof. Isaac, another IIT professor legendary for his absent-mindedness.

    Business Week names Prof. Phatak among India's 50 most powerful

  • Mason and I decided to be mischevious last night and we went out to dinner at the Chinese buffet on University Avenue that's just about four blocks from our house.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • We have a tradition that when one parent is away that Mason is allowed to be somewhat mischevious.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • This means it's Mason and I are on our own, being mischevious.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • I talked about the friend -- the mischevious, playful, insightful, aware, trustworthy, loyal, and vulnerable guy that was my buddy.

    Gotham Chopra: Michael Jackson: All Of The Above

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  • I've heard "miss-chee-vee-iss" from quite a few people.

    December 3, 2006

  • Well, either way, the spelling is of three syllables.

    December 2, 2006

  • 3 syllables or 4? I usually say it with 3.

    December 2, 2006

  • mischievous

    December 2, 2006