mischievous Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"mischievous" in British English

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mischievousadjective

uk   us   /ˈmɪs.tʃɪ.vəs/
behaving in a way, or ​describingbehaviour, that is ​slightlybad but is not ​intended to ​causeseriousharm or ​damage: She has a mischievous ​sense of ​humour. a ​book about the mischievous ​antics of his ten-year-old ​daughter expressing or ​suggestingmischief: a mischievous grin used to ​describebehaviour or words that are ​intended to ​causeharm or ​trouble: I ​think these ​rumours are mischievous.
mischievously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
to ​grin mischievously
mischievousness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of mischievous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"mischievous" in American English

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mischievousadjective

 us   /ˈmɪs·tʃə·vəs/
(of ​behavior) ​slightlyannoying or ​slightlybad, esp. in a ​playful way, or (of someone’s ​appearance) ​lookinglikely to do something ​bad: a mischievous ​prank a mischievous ​smile
(Definition of mischievous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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