Mischief-making
Mischief-making Mis"chief-mak`ing, a. Causing harm; exciting enmity or quarrels. --Rowe. -- n. The act or practice of making mischief, inciting quarrels, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • mischief-making — noun reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others • Syn: ↑mischief, ↑mischievousness, ↑deviltry, ↑devilry, ↑devilment, ↑rascality, ↑roguery, ↑roguishness, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • mischief making — making pranks, acting naughty …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mischief-making — See mischief maker. * * * …   Universalium

  • mischief-making — See: mischief maker …   English dictionary

  • mischief-maker — [mis′chifmāk΄ər] n. a person who causes mischief; esp., one who creates trouble by gossiping or talebearing mischief making n., adj …   English World dictionary

  • mischief-maker — mischief making, adj., n. /mis chif may keuhr/, n. a person who causes mischief, esp. one who stirs up discord, as by talebearing. [1700 10] * * * …   Universalium

  • mischief-maker — mischief ,maker noun count someone who enjoys causing trouble or disagreement ╾ mischief ,making noun uncount …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • mischief-maker — /ˈmɪstʃəf meɪkə/ (say mischuhf maykuh) noun 1. someone who is mischievous in a playful or teasing way. 2. someone who makes mischief; someone who stirs up discord, as by tale bearing. –mischief making, noun –mischief making, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • mischief-maker — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms mischief maker : singular mischief maker plural mischief makers someone who enjoys causing trouble or disagreement Derived word: mischief making noun uncountable …   English dictionary

  • mischief — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. harm, injury; trouble; prank. See evil. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Damage] Syn. hurt, injury, trouble, harm; see damage 1 . 2. [Evil] Syn. atrocity, ill, catastrophe; see evil 2 , wrong 2 . 3.… …   English dictionary for students

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