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mischievous
used in The Brothers Karamazov

3 uses
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Definition
naughtily or annoyingly playful

or:

tending to create mischief (minor harm — especially from bad behavior)
  • In fact, every one seemed to like her; even the boys did not tease her, and the boys of our town, especially the schoolboys, are a mischievous set.
    Book 3 -- The Sensualists (9% in)
mischievous = naughtily or annoyingly playful

or:

tending to create mischief (minor harm — especially from bad behavior)
  • Not Tchizhov, not Tchizhov, you spiteful, mischievous woman.
    Book 10 -- The Boys (33% in)
  • "He is a schoolboy, doctor, he is a mischievous boy; take no notice of him," said Alyosha, frowning and speaking quickly.
    Book 10 -- The Boys (96% in)

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