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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: mĭs.chēʹ.vē.əs, IPA(key): /mɪs.ˈt͡ʃiː.vi.əs/.

AdjectiveEdit

mischevious

  1. Nonstandard form of mischievous.

Usage notesEdit

This spelling, mischievious, 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, these spellings and the corresponding pronunciation are still considered nonstandard.

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