Synonyms and Antonyms of mischief
playful, reckless behavior that is not intended to cause serious harm
- They are always up to some kind of mischief.
devilishness, devilment, devilry (or deviltry), hob, impishness, knavery, mischievousness, rascality, roguery, roguishness, shenanigan(s)
diabolicalness, misbehavior, misconduct, naughtiness, troublemaking
buffoonery, friskiness, playfulness, sportiveness
goings-on, hanky-panky, high jinks (also hijinks), monkey business, monkeying, monkeyshine(s), skylarking, tomfoolery
antic, caper, dido, practical joke, trick
a natural disposition for playful behavior
- Your mother was full of mischief as a child, believe it or not.
archness, devilment, devilry (or deviltry), hob, rascality, roguishness, waggery
devilishness, diabolicalness, knavery
energy, liveliness, spiritedness, sprightliness, spunkiness, vivaciousness, vivacity
gaiety (also gayety), jocularity, jocundity, lightheartedness, mirthfulness, whimsicality
graveness, grimness, serious-mindedness, seriousness, solemnity, solemnness, sternness
priggishness, starchiness, stuffiness
constraint, restraint, self-control
an appealingly mischievous person
- He's a little mischief who means no harm.
beast, boor, cad, churl, clown, creep, cretin, cur, heel, joker, louse, lout, skunk, snake, stinkard, stinker
knave, miscreant, reprobate, scalawag (or scallywag), scoundrel, varlet, villain