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Mischievious vs. Mischievous: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sara Rehman || Published on November 24, 2023
"Mischievious" is incorrect; "Mischievous" is the correct spelling, meaning playfully naughty or troublesome.

Which is correct: Mischievious or Mischievous

How to spell Mischievous?

Mischievious is Incorrect

Mischievous is Correct

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Key Differences

Remember "Mischievous" as "Miss" + "Chief" + "ous," with one 'i' and no 'i' after 'v'.
Sara Rehman
Nov 24, 2023
Think of "Mischievous" as combining "Mischief" with "ous," keeping the 'f' silent.
Sara Rehman
Nov 24, 2023
Associate "Mischievous" with "Chevious" (like "Devious"), emphasizing the 'v' sound.
Huma Saeed
Nov 24, 2023
Visualize "Mischievous" by breaking it into "Mis" + "Chiev" + "ous," focusing on the correct order of vowels.
Janet White
Nov 24, 2023
Use the mnemonic: "Mischief Is Silently Causing Havoc; Every Victim Is Ominously Unassuming," focusing on the spelling.
Harlon Moss
Nov 24, 2023
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Mischievious and Mischievous Definitions

Mischievious

Mischievious is an incorrect spelling of mischievous.
Sara Rehman
Nov 16, 2023

Mischievous

Having a playful and slightly naughty character.
Her mischievous grin hinted at the prank she played.
Huma Saeed
Nov 16, 2023

Mischievious

Alternative form of mischievous}} and {{en
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Nov 15, 2023

Mischievous

Playfully causing minor trouble or annoyance.
The mischievous puppy hid my shoes.
Janet White
Nov 16, 2023

Mischievous

Involving actions that are playfully troublesome.
He gave a mischievous wink to his friend during the speech.
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Nov 16, 2023

Mischievous

Acting in a way that suggests playful mischief.
The children's mischievous laughter echoed through the house.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 16, 2023

Mischievous

Having the intention to playfully tease or disturb.
She crafted a mischievous plan for April Fool's Day.
Harlon Moss
Nov 16, 2023

Mischievous

Causing mischief.
Sara Rehman
Nov 15, 2023

Mischievous

Playful in a naughty or teasing way.
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Nov 15, 2023

Mischievous

Troublesome; irritating
A mischievous prank.
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Nov 15, 2023

Mischievous

Causing harm, injury, or damage
Mischievous rumors and falsehoods.
Sara Rehman
Nov 15, 2023

Mischievous

Causing mischief; injurious.
Sara Rehman
Nov 15, 2023

Mischievous

Troublesome, cheeky, badly behaved.
Matthew had a twin brother called Edward, who was always mischievous and badly behaved.
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Nov 15, 2023

Mischievous

Causing mischief; harmful; hurtful; - now often applied where the evil is done carelessly or in sport; as, a mischievous child.
This false, wily, doubling disposition is intolerably mischievous to society.
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Nov 15, 2023

Mischievous

Naughtily or annoyingly playful;
Teasing and worrying with impish laughter
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Nov 15, 2023

Mischievous

Badly behaved;
He was saucy and mischievous in school
A naughty boy
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Nov 15, 2023

Mischievous

Deliberately causing harm or damage;
Mischievous rumors and falsehoods
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Nov 15, 2023

FAQs

What is the verb form of mischievous?

There is no direct verb form; "to mischief" could be used informally.
Huma Saeed
Nov 24, 2023

What is the pronunciation of mischievous?

It's pronounced as /ˈmɪstʃɪvəs/.
Sara Rehman
Nov 24, 2023

What is the root word of mischievous?

The root word is "mischief."
Harlon Moss
Nov 24, 2023

Why is it called mischievous?

It's called "mischievous" from the Middle French word "meschevious," meaning causing trouble.
Sara Rehman
Nov 24, 2023

What is the singular form of mischievous?

The singular form is "mischievous."
Sara Rehman
Nov 24, 2023

What is the plural form of mischievous?

Mischievous doesn't have a plural form; it's an adjective.
Janet White
Nov 24, 2023

Which conjunction is used with mischievous?

Conjunctions like "and," "but," or "or" can be used.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 24, 2023

Which vowel is used before mischievous?

The vowel 'i' is used before "chievous" in "mischievous."
Janet White
Nov 24, 2023

Is mischievous an adverb?

No, it's not an adverb.
Sara Rehman
Nov 24, 2023

Which preposition is used with mischievous?

Prepositions like "in" and "with" can be used.
Sara Rehman
Nov 24, 2023

Is mischievous a vowel or consonant?

"Mischievous" is a word, not a vowel or consonant.
Sara Rehman
Nov 24, 2023

Is mischievous a countable noun?

No, it's an adjective.
Harlon Moss
Nov 24, 2023

Is mischievous a collective noun?

No, it's not a collective noun.
Janet White
Nov 24, 2023

Is the word mischievous imperative?

No, it's descriptive, not imperative.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 24, 2023

Is the mischievous term a metaphor?

It can be used metaphorically but is not inherently a metaphor.
Sara Rehman
Nov 24, 2023

What is a stressed syllable in mischievous?

The first syllable, "mis," is stressed.
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Nov 24, 2023

What is another term for mischievous?

Another term is "playful" or "impish."
Sara Rehman
Nov 24, 2023

Is mischievous a noun or adjective?

"Mischievous" is an adjective.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 24, 2023

How many syllables are in mischievous?

There are three syllables in "mischievous."
Sara Rehman
Nov 24, 2023

What is the second form of mischievous?

There is no second form; it remains "mischievous."
Sara Rehman
Nov 24, 2023

What is the third form of mischievous?

Similarly, there is no third form for "mischievous."
Sara Rehman
Nov 24, 2023

Is mischievous a negative or positive word?

It's often neutral or slightly negative, depending on context.
Janet White
Nov 24, 2023

What part of speech is mischievous?

"Mischievous" is an adjective.
Sara Rehman
Nov 24, 2023

How is mischievous used in a sentence?

Example: "The mischievous cat knocked over the vase while playing."
Aimie Carlson
Nov 24, 2023

Which article is used with mischievous?

Both "the" and "a/an" can be used.
Janet White
Nov 24, 2023

Is mischievous an abstract noun?

No, it's an adjective.
Aimie Carlson
Nov 24, 2023

How do we divide mischievous into syllables?

It's divided as mis-chiev-ous.
Janet White
Nov 24, 2023

What is the opposite of mischievous?

The opposite could be "serious" or "well-behaved."
Sara Rehman
Nov 24, 2023

Which determiner is used with mischievous?

Determiners like "the," "a," and "this" are used.
Janet White
Nov 24, 2023

What is the first form of mischievous?

"Mischievous" is an adjective and doesn't have verb forms.
Janet White
Nov 24, 2023
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