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synonyms for mischievousness

  • atrocity
  • catastrophe
  • devilment
  • devilry
  • deviltry
  • evil
  • fault
  • friskiness
  • frolicsomeness
  • gag
  • harm
  • hurt
  • ill
  • impishness
  • injury
  • misbehavior
  • misconduct
  • misfortune
  • naughtiness
  • outrage
  • playfulness
  • prank
  • prankishness
  • rascality
  • roguery
  • roguishness
  • sabotage
  • shenanigans
  • sportiveness
  • tomfoolery
  • transgression
  • vandalism
  • waggery
  • waggishness
  • wrong
  • wrongdoing
  • diablerie
  • dirty trick
  • funny business
  • high jinks
  • misdoing
  • monkey business
  • waywardness
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antonyms for mischievousness

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  • advantage
  • aid
  • assistance
  • behavior
  • benefit
  • blessing
  • favor
  • good
  • goodness
  • happiness
  • help
  • kindness
  • manners
  • obedience
  • right
  • virtue
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How to use mischievousness in a sentence

He was always sending impossible offerings to the magazines; innocently enough sometimes, but often out of pure mischievousness.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
A very large proportion of the acts of mischievousness and wrong which boys commit arise from this cause.
ROLLO IN SCOTLANDJACOB ABBOTT
The bandit seemed to her a decent man, a poor fellow whose mischievousness was exaggerated by popular fancy.
THE BLOOD OF THE ARENAVICENTE BLASCO IBEZ
The falsity of the first two of these claims and the mischievousness of the last are self-evident.
THE PROPAGANDA FOR REFORM IN PROPRIETARY MEDICINES, VOL. 1 OF 2VARIOUS
She laid her finger tips upon his arm in proprietory fashion while a sly malice shone through the mischievousness of her smile.
THE FIGHTING SHEPHERDESS CAROLINE LOCKHART
Moreover, the mischievousness of Prince, the mongrel, was really more than Mr. Joseph Stagg thought he was called upon to bear.
CAROLYN OF THE CORNERSRUTH BELMORE ENDICOTT
His cleverness at times suggested reasoning power, and his mischievousness a sense of humour.
AMONG THE TIBETANSISABELLA L. BIRD
Plato also complains of the perpetual roaring of younger, and the mischievousness of older, children.
THE CHAUTAUQUAN, VOL. III, DECEMBER 1882THE CHAUTAUQUAN LITERARY AND SCIENTIFIC CIRCLE
It was undoubtedly the playful mischievousness of the vivacious MacSpadden.
THE BELL-RINGER OF ANGEL'S AND OTHER STORIESBRET HARTE
This had been the old servant's term of commendation when he had refrained from some of his youthful and natural mischievousness.
REELS AND SPINDLESEVELYN RAYMOND
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MISCHIEVOUSNESS

  • devilishment
  • devilment
  • deviltry
  • diablerie
  • high jinks
  • mischief-making
  • mischievousness
  • naughtiness
  • prankishness
  • rascality
  • roguery
  • roguishness
  • shenanigans
  • trouble
  • wickedness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.