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.

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Carey shared photos of herself floating carefree through the Dead Sea (a metaphor for many things in 2017), looking as flawless as ever. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "Let Mariah Carey School You On The Art Of Long Summer Weekends," 30 June 2017 Cyrus's recent activities haven't been all as fun and carefree as the photoshoot, however. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "Miley Cyrus rocks bunny ears and pink hair in whimsical Easter photoshoot," 31 Mar. 2018 Much like the song, the visuals are light, carefree and fun, showcasing the singer dancing and lounging through Stockholm. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Marlene Premieres Her "Next to Me" Music Video," 5 May 2017 The singer looked relaxed and carefree in a light pink, off-the-shoulder dress by Love Sam that’s perfect for summertime events like, y'know, casually hanging with your crew on a yacht to ring in your birthday. Mekita Rivas, Teen Vogue, "Selena Gomez Wears a Light Pink Off-the-Shoulder Dress for Her 26th Birthday," 23 July 2018 Calvin Klein Women has a fresh sweetness, but there’s more of a carefree quality to it. Jennifer Goldstein, Marie Claire, "Lupita Nyong'o & Saoirse Ronan Teamed Up to Create Your New Go-To Perfume," 22 Aug. 2018 The vibe was carefree and fun with the only sign of the dreaded winter being the cozy fire, which served mainly to illuminate the beautiful acrylic handbags of gleaming tortoise shell and iridescent ivory and bronze. Mai Morsch, Vogue, "Edie Parker Hosted a Colorful Cocktail Party That Made Guests Forget All About the New York Slush," 13 Feb. 2019 Amazon Studios has appeared more carefree in spending than its parent company, in part due to the nature of Hollywood. Laura Stevens, WSJ, "Jeff Bezos’ Journey From Private Family Man to Tabloid Sensation," 10 Feb. 2019 Her sartorial choices were fearless and bold, epitomizing the carefree black girl who refused to let her race and gender block her from living a life of freedom, joy, and the fullest expression. Janet Mock, Marie Claire, "Zendaya Isn't Taking Center Stage—She's Making Room," 6 Aug. 2018

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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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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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