carefree

adjective
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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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 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

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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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carefree

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of carefree

: having no worries or problems : free from care

carefree

adjective
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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