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mischievous
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
playfully causing minor trouble; or describing the smile of someone doing so
  • But," he added, smilingly, "I don't say that Bulstrode's new hospital is a bad thing; and as to his wanting to oust me from the old one—why, if he thinks me a mischievous fellow, he is only returning a compliment.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (52% in)
  • "It is in that way that hard-working medical men may come to be almost as mischievous as quacks," said Lydgate, rather thoughtlessly.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (13% in)

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