[kar-ik-tuh-rahyz] /ˈkær ɪk təˌraɪz/
verb (used with object), characterized, characterizing.
to mark or distinguish as a ; be a characteristic of:
Rich metaphors characterize his poetry.
to describe the or individual quality of:
He characterized her in a few well-chosen words.
to attribute character to:
to characterize him as a coward.
to be a characteristic of: loneliness characterized the place
to distinguish or mark as a characteristic
to describe or portray the character of
1590s, “to engrave, write,” back-formation from characterization, or else from Medieval Latin characterizare, from Greek kharakterizein “to designate by a characteristic mark,” from kharakter (see character). Meaning “to describe the qualities of” is recorded from 1630s; that of “to be characteristic” is from 1744. Related: Characterized; characterizing.
[mis-chif] /ˈmɪs tʃɪf/ noun 1. conduct or activity that playfully causes petty annoyance. 2. a tendency or disposition to tease, vex, or annoy. 3. a vexatious or annoying action. 4. harm or trouble, especially as a result of an agent or cause. 5. an injury or evil caused by a person or other agent or […]
[mis-chif-mey-ker] /ˈmɪs tʃɪfˌmeɪ kər/ noun 1. a person who causes mischief, especially one who stirs up discord, as by talebearing.
noun 1. Halloween or, in some areas, the night before Halloween, as an occasion for pranks and minor vandalism by young people.
[mis-chuh-vuh s] /ˈmɪs tʃə vəs/ adjective 1. maliciously or playfully annoying. 2. causing annoyance, harm, or trouble. 3. roguishly or slyly teasing, as a glance. 4. harmful or injurious. /ˈmɪstʃɪvəs/ adjective 1. inclined to acts of mischief 2. teasing; slightly malicious: a mischievous grin 3. causing or intended to cause harm: a mischievous plot adj. […]