mischievious

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mischievous, under the influence of adjectives ending in -ious.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

mischievious (comparative more mischievious, superlative most mischievious)

  1. Nonstandard form of mischievous.

Usage notes[edit]

This spelling, mischevious, and similar ones can be found since the 16th century, so the corresponding pronunciation is at least as old. But despite being common in a wide range of social classes today, this spelling and the corresponding pronunciation are still considered nonstandard and often seen as a sign of a lack of education.