from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Capacity to do injury; hurtfulness; noxiousness; disposition to vex, annoy, or tease; roguishness: as, the mischievousness of youth.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The characteristic of being
mischievous; the tendency to make mischief.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the trait of behaving like an imp
- noun reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
- noun an attribute of mischievous children
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Long and lean, the Hatch is blessed with an almost Bond-esque combination of smoothness and mischievousness.
Pieter Estersohn HAUTE BOHEMIANISM | This slipper chair by Ms. Brandolini has the character and mischievousness of an aristocrat in a gypsy costume.
Ms. Eastwood, who is headed to Las Vegas at the end of the week, then asked, with a twinkle of mischievousness in her eye, "Is there a smoking ban there?"
He really manages to capture the spirit of George Herriman's creations, from the mischievousness of Ignatz Mouse to the surrealism of the setting to just the overall playfulness of the layout of the piece.
Griffin grinned at her, his face wreathed in an expression of malevolent mischievousness.
But in the context of the weekend's stories, the show – staged at the Conciergerie, from where Marie Antoinette was escorted to her death – appeared to send another message: that the mischievousness and irreverence that was a part of McQueen's soul lives on at the label.
There's a Russian melodic lushness here, coupled with a mischievousness all his own.
Bassist Ed Schuller's Sooner Than Before has muchof Ornette Coleman's stop-start mischievousness and eruptions of boiling swing (Schuller also sings in his bass solos, but it's very musical and irritation-free).
Because 'fess up: After all these months of doing exactly what every guide book and counselor and visiting expert told you to do, doesn't mischievousness hold a certain appeal?
His features don't carry the comical devilishness of Jim Carrey, or even the mischievousness of an Adam Sandler or Will Smith.