from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the state of being naughty
  • n. a naughty act

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being naughty; perverseness; badness; wickedness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or condition of being naughty; wickedness; badness.
  • n. Perverseness; mischievousness; misbehavior, as of children.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an attribute of mischievous children


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