care·​free | \ ˈker-ˌfrē \

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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Selena was spotted filming her upcoming zombie movie (tentatively titled Killed the Head) in upstate New York and looking one thousand percent happy and carefree. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Selena Gomez Goes Back to Work, Looks Extremely Happy After Bieber Engagement News," 13 July 2018 That irreverent, carefree point of view is very present in his wardrobe. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Kerwin Frost, Fashion’s Funniest Man, Has Serious Street Style," 18 Jan. 2019 The comedy follows a young woman who gets the chance to relive her carefree childhood when the pressures of adult life become too overwhelming. Jessica Andrews, Teen Vogue, "21 Under 21: Marsai Martin Will Executive Produce and Star in Her Own Movie at 14," 5 Nov. 2018 Letting in newcomers could quickly turn Byte into another competitive platform for creators, while bringing back old Vine standbys could help to set the carefree tone many creators miss. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "Byte’s creator culture will make or break Vine 2," 18 Dec. 2018 The day's carefree attitude extended to the dress, which Marta didn't begin to design until a month before the wedding. Priya Rao, Town & Country, "A Tale of Two Houses," 4 Feb. 2013 Burberry Her reminds me of a happy person, carefree and living life to the fullest. April Long, Glamour, "Listen to Cara Delevingne Sing About London for Her New Burberry Fragrance Ad," 4 Oct. 2018 Harking back to the '70s, Cavern Clay screams carefree and simple, yet sophisticated. Taylor Mead, House Beautiful, "Sherwin-Williams's Color Of The Year Is Cavern Clay," 12 Sep. 2018 Warm temperatures, outdoor activities and carefree attitudes. Redbook, "4 Secrets to Sweat-Proof Summer Makeup," 6 July 2011

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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 \

Kids Definition of carefree

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

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