Mischievous Mis"chie*vous (m[i^]s"ch[-e]*v[u^]s), a. Causing mischief; harmful; hurtful; -- now often applied where the evil is done carelessly or in sport; as, a mischievous child. ``Most mischievous foul sin.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

This false, wily, doubling disposition is intolerably mischievous to society. --South. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Harmful; hurtful; detrimental; noxious; pernicious; destructive. [1913 Webster] -- {Mis"chie*vous*ly}, adv. -- {Mis"chie*vous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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