care·​free | \ ˈker-ˌfrē How to pronounce carefree (audio) \

Definition of carefree

: free from care: such as
a : having no worries or troubles spent a carefree day at the lake
b : irresponsible is carefree with his money

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Examples of carefree in a Sentence

She has a carefree attitude toward life. They spent a carefree day at the lake.
Recent Examples on the Web After all, the arrival of warmer weather brings endless opportunities for carefree beach moments and relaxing by the poolside. Allure, "The 25 Best Plus-Size Swimsuits and Bikinis to Buy This Summer," 10 Apr. 2019 The project hints at the sisters’ diverse musical upbringing, and has them sounding more carefree than ever. Aly Comingore,, "Anatomy of a Song: How spontaneity helped Haim write 'The Steps'," 1 Apr. 2020 Duchess Meghan looked carefree in the driver's seat wearing a black beanie and sunglasses while waiting to pick up her friend, Pilates instructor Heather Dorak, who attended Megan's royal wedding to Prince Harry in May 2018. Cydney Henderson, USA TODAY, "Meghan Markle drives herself to Canadian airport amid royal drama," 17 Jan. 2020 Arias, 26, was a blonde, beautiful and seemingly carefree aspiring photographer. Gail Deutsch, ABC News, "Friends say they warned Travis Alexander that Jodi Arias was dangerous for months before she killed him," 13 Feb. 2020 Take note of the best itty bitty bag options, below, and head off in carefree style to your next musical destination. Vogue, "Why the Tiny Purse Is Actually the Perfect Festival Style Staple," 5 Apr. 2019 Part of what has made Dude Perfect so successful is a goofy, carefree style that resonates with a young audience. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "The Influencers: 19 People Who Have Changed the Outdoors (for Better and for Worse)," 20 Nov. 2017 And some people listen to carefree or entertaining podcasts, which can help push your mind away from dwelling on life’s worries or the stresses of the following day. oregonlive, "Sleeping and coronavirus: How to enjoy a restful night during the pandemic," 9 Apr. 2020 Local officials worried that carefree crowds posed too great a risk for spreading the virus. Time, "After a Georgia Mayor Closed Beaches to Stop Crowds, the Governor Reopened Them," 6 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of carefree

1621, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for carefree

see care entry 1

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The first known use of carefree was in 1621

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29 May 2020

Cite this Entry

“Carefree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of carefree

: having no worries or problems : free from care


care·​free | \ ˈker-ˌfrē How to pronounce carefree (audio) \

Kids Definition of carefree

: free from care or worry Carefree children skipped through the park.

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