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mischievousness

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Synonyms and Antonyms of mischievousness

  1. 1 a natural disposition for playful behavior as they grew older, they lost much of their youthful mischievousness Synonyms of mischievousness coltishness, espièglerie, friskiness, impishness, larkiness, mischief, playfulness, prankishness, sportfulness, sportiveness, tricksinessWords Related to mischievousness coyness, kittenishness; archness, devilment, devilry (or deviltry), hob, rascality, roguishness, waggery; devilishness, diabolicalness, knavery; frivolousness; energy, liveliness, spiritedness, sprightliness, spunkiness, vivaciousness, vivacity; gaiety (also gayety), jocularity, jocundity, lightheartedness, mirthfulness, whimsicalityNear Antonyms of mischievousness graveness, grimness, serious-mindedness, seriousness, solemnity, solemnness, sternness; priggishness, starchiness, stuffiness; constraint, restraint, self-controlAntonyms of mischievousness earnestness, soberness, sobersidedness

  2. 2 playful, reckless behavior that is not intended to cause serious harm bored kids often engage in a certain amount of mischievousness during the long summer vacation Synonyms of mischievousness devilishness, devilment, devilry (or deviltry), diablerie, espièglerie, hob, impishness, knavery, mischief, rascality, roguery, roguishness, shenanigan(s), waggery, waggishness, wickednessWords Related to mischievousness diabolicalness, misbehavior, misconduct, naughtiness, troublemaking; buffoonery, friskiness, playfulness, sportiveness; chicanery, trickery; goings-on, hanky-panky, high jinks (also hijinks), monkey business, monkeying, monkeyshine(s), skylarking, tomfoolery; horseplay, roughhousing; antic, caper, dido, practical joke, trick; aggravation, annoyance, exasperation, irritationNear Antonyms of mischievousness gravitas, gravity, seriousness, solemnity, solemnness


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