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Definition of Mischief

Mischief
Mischief Mis"chief, n. [OE. meschef bad result, OF. meschief; pref. mes- (L. minus less) + chief end, head, F. chef chief. See Minus, and Chief.] 1. Harm; damage; esp., disarrangement of order; trouble or vexation caused by human agency or by some living being, intentionally or not; often, calamity, mishap; trivial evil caused by thoughtlessness, or in sport. --Chaucer. Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs. --Ps. lii. 2. The practice whereof shall, I hope, secure me from many mischiefs. --Fuller. 2. Cause of trouble or vexation; trouble. --Milton. The mischief was, these allies would never allow that the common enemy was subdued. --Swift. To be in mischief, to be doing harm or causing annoyance. To make mischief, to do mischief, especially by exciting quarrels. To play the mischief, to cause great harm; to throw into confusion. [Colloq.] Syn: Damage; harm; hurt; injury; detriment; evil; ill. Usage: Mischief, Damage, Harm. Damage is an injury which diminishes the value of a thing; harm is an injury which causes trouble or inconvenience; mischief is an injury which disturbs the order and consistency of things. We often suffer damage or harm from accident, but mischief always springs from perversity or folly.
Mischief
Mischief Mis"chief, v. t. To do harm to. [Obs.] --Milton.

Meaning of Mischief from wikipedia

- Mischief or malicious mischief is the specific name for different criminal offenses in a number of different jurisdictions. While the wrongful acts will...
- Mischief is an offense against property that does not involve conversion. Mischief may also refer to: Mischief (1931 film), a British comedy film Mischief...
- Souls of Mischief is a hip hop group from Oakland, California, that is also part of the hip hop collective Hieroglyphics. The Souls of Mischief formed in...
- Mischief is a 1985 American teen comedy film starring Doug McKeon, Chris Nash, Catherine Mary Stewart and Kelly Preston. The film was directed by Mel Damski...
- The mischief rule is one of three rules of statutory interpretation traditionally applied by English courts. The other two are the "plain meaning rule"...
- Mischief Makers, released in ****an as Yuke-Yuke!! Trouble Makers (ゆけゆけ!!トラブルメーカーズ, Yuke Yuke!! Toraburu Mēkāsu) is a 1997 side-scrolling platform video...
- White Mischief is a 1987 British film directed by Michael Radford and starring Greta Scacchi, Charles Dance, Joss Ackland, Sarah Miles, Geraldine Chaplin...
- Mischief Theatre is a British theatre company specialising in comedy. The company was founded in 2008 by a group of students from The London Academy of...
- Mischief Reef (Chinese: 美济礁; pinyin: Měijì jiāo; literally: 'Meiji Reef'; Tagalog: Panganiban reef; Vietnamese: Đá Vành Khăn) is a reef/atoll surrounding...
- Mischief Night is an informal holiday on which children and teenagers engage in pranks and vandalism. It is known by a variety of names including Devil's...
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