Mis"chie*vous (?), 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.

This false, wily, doubling disposition is intolerably mischievous to society.
South.

Syn. -- Harmful; hurtful; detrimental; noxious; pernicious; destructive.

-- Mis"chie*vous*ly, adv. -- Mis"chie*vous*ness, n.

 

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