Associations to the word «Mischief»


MISCHIEF, noun. Harm or evil caused by an agent or brought about by a particular cause.
MISCHIEF, noun. One who causes mischief. In a milder sense, one who causes petty annoyances. mischief-maker.
MISCHIEF, noun. Vexatious or annoying conduct.
MISCHIEF NIGHT, proper noun. (UK) (Canada) (US) A particular night during which young people play pranks and do mischief in their neighborhoods.
MISCHIEF NIGHT, proper noun. (dated) (originally) The night before May Day.
MISCHIEF NIGHT, proper noun. (UK) The night before Bonfire Night.
MISCHIEF NIGHT, proper noun. (US New Jersey) (Maryland) (Delaware) (Pennsylvania) (New York) (Massachusetts) (Rhode Island) (Connecticut) (and especially) The night of the 30th to the 31st of October (the night before Halloween).

Dictionary definition

MISCHIEF, noun. Reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others.
MISCHIEF, noun. The quality or nature of being harmful or evil.

Wise words

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle