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Intent MattersPlay
Mischief implies intentional action, not accidental harm or trouble. SlideHe replaced her shampoo with paint, clearly intending mischief.
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Playful TonePlay
Sometimes 'mischief' indicates playful behavior, not meant to be truly harmful. SlideThe kittens' mischief involved stealing socks from the laundry hamper.
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Not Always SeriousPlay
'Mischief' often refers to minor harm, so it's not usually used for serious offenses. SlideThe teenagers' mischief caused the neighbors some annoyance but nothing serious.