Naughty vs Mischivous - What's the difference?

naughty | mischivous |

As adjectives the difference between naughty and mischivous

is that naughty is while mischivous is .




  • * 1623 , (William Shakespeare), First Folio, The Merchant of Venice :
  • So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
  • * 1644 , (John Milton), Aeropagitica :
  • Wholesome meats to a vitiated stomack differ little or nothing from unwholesome; and best books to a naughty mind are not unappliable to occasions of evill.
  • * (rfdate) Udall:
  • Such as be intemperant, that is, followers of their naughty appetites and lusts.
  • (obsolete) Bad, worthless, substandard.
  • * (rfdate) American King James Bible, Jeremiah 24:2:
  • One basket had very good figs, even like the figs that are first ripe: and the other basket had very naughty figs, which could not be eaten, they were so bad.
  • Mischievous; tending to misbehave or act badly (especially of a child).
  • Some naughty boys at school hid the teacher's lesson notes.
  • Immoral]], sexually provocative; now in weakened sense, [[risqué, cheeky.
  • I bought some naughty lingerie for my honeymoon.
    If I see you send another naughty email to your friends, you will be forbidden from using the computer!


    * dirty * (mischievous) mischievous


    * nice

    Derived terms

    * naughtily * naughtiness * naughty bit