devilment


dev·il·ment

noun \ˈde-vəl-mənt, -ˌment\

: behavior that causes trouble : a desire to cause trouble

Full Definition of DEVILMENT

:  mischief

Examples of DEVILMENT

  1. Ruffians were breaking windows out of sheer devilment.
  2. <his devilment at school remains the stuff of local legend>

First Known Use of DEVILMENT

1771

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