mischievous


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Synonyms for mischievous

Synonyms for mischievous

Synonyms for mischievous

naughtily or annoyingly playful

deliberately causing harm or damage

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It is a massacre of mischievous creatures," replied the Captain; "and the Nautilus is not a butcher's knife.
They all consist of active, romping, mischievous evolutions, in which every limb is brought into requisition.
The fact is, as we have since been informed by one of the parties, it was a mischievous pleasure with some of the partners and clerks, who were young men, to play upon the suspicious temper and splenetic humors of the captain.
Nay rather, vindictive persons live the life of witches; who, as they are mischievous, so end they infortunate.
No mention of that local hunt, Watson," said Holmes with a mischievous smile, "but a country doctor, as you very astutely observed.
Sometimes a mischievous child risked his skin and bones for the ineffable pleasure of driving a pin into Quasimodo's hump.
Petya was a big handsome boy of thirteen, merry, witty, and mischievous, with a voice that was already breaking.
The children had discovered the glittering hoard, and when in a mischievous mood used to fling showers of moidores, diamonds, pearls and pieces of eight to the gulls, who pounced upon them for food, and then flew away, raging at the scurvy trick that had been played upon them.
She had light yellow hair, mischievous blue eyes with the light of humor ever twinkling in their depths, and a large, perfectly formed mouth, with that slight upward curve of the corners which goes with a keen appreciation of fun, suggesting even in repose that a latent smile is ever lurking at the edges of the lips.
And the strangest thing about it is that all religions are erroneous and mischievous excepting mine.
All this mad dashing and splashing of the waters of the big ocean, which the mischievous wind caused without any good reason whatever, resulted in a terrible storm, and a storm on the ocean is liable to cut many queer pranks and do a lot of damage.
At that precise moment the travelers should have alighted upon it, if the mischievous meteor had not diverted their course.
Once upon a time there was a wicked sprite, indeed he was the most mischievous of all sprites.
But my excellent parent went on lecturing, and then came to coaxing, and began to stroke my hair; and I was getting to feel quite a good boy, but my mischievous brother, who was idling about the room, revived my corruption by suddenly calling out, -
When poverty shows itself, even mischievous boys understand what it means.