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mischievousadjective

 us   /ˈmɪs·tʃə·vəs/
(of behavior) slightly annoying or slightly bad, esp. in a playful way, or (of someone’s appearance) looking likely to do something bad: a mischievous prank a mischievous smile
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"mischievous" in British English

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mischievousadjective

uk   /ˈmɪs.tʃɪ.vəs/  us   /ˈmɪs.tʃə.vəs/
behaving in a way, or describing behaviour, that is slightly bad but is not intended to cause serious harm or damage: She has a mischievous sense of humour. a book about the mischievous antics of his ten-year-old daughter
expressing or suggesting mischief: a mischievous grin
used to describe behaviour or words that are intended to cause harm or trouble: I think these rumours are mischievous.
mischievously
adverb uk   /ˈmɪs.tʃɪ.vəs.li/  us   /ˈmɪs.tʃə.vəs.li/
to grin mischievously
mischievousness
noun [U] uk   /ˈmɪs.tʃɪ.vəs.nəs/  us   /ˈmɪs.tʃə.vəs.nəs/
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