The difference between Mischievous and Naughty

When used as adjectives, mischievous means causing mischief, whereas naughty means mischievous.

check bellow for the other definitions of Mischievous and Naughty

  1. Mischievous as an adjective:

    Causing mischief; injurious.

  2. Mischievous as an adjective:

    Troublesome, cheeky, badly behaved.


    "Matthew had a twin brother called Edward, who was always mischievous and badly behaved."

  1. Naughty as an adjective:

    Mischievous; tending to misbehave or act badly (especially of a child).


    "Some naughty boys at school hid the teacher's lesson notes."

  2. Naughty as an adjective:

    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!"

  3. Naughty as an adjective (now, _, rare, archaic):

    Evil, wicked, morally reprehensible.

  4. Naughty as an adjective (obsolete):

    Bad, worthless, substandard.