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Meaning of mischief

mis•chief

Pronunciation: (mis'chif), [key]
— n.
  1. conduct or activity that playfully causes petty annoyance.
  2. a tendency or disposition to tease, vex, or annoy.
  3. a vexatious or annoying action.
  4. harm or trouble, esp. as a result of an agent or cause.
  5. an injury or evil caused by a person or other agent or cause.
  6. a cause or source of harm, evil, or annoyance.
  7. the devil.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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