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 several years of concerning headlines about misinformation, election meddling, filter bubbles, online harassment and more, there are flickers of a more carefree -- and weird -- internet. Kaya Yurieff, CNN, "How a year of living almost exclusively online made the internet weird again," 12 Mar. 2021 Seeing Coco feeling carefree, even for a moment, was such a beautiful scene to shoot. Rosy Cordero,, "Mayans M.C. star Richard Cabral on Coco's state of mind: 'He's reverted back to this broken innocence'," 21 Apr. 2021 Alienation is depicted more subtly in the ostensibly carefree Boundary River. Scott Cantrell, Dallas News, "Two Dallas art exhibitions humanize immigration controversies," 21 Apr. 2021 Many are attracted to the carefree Baja California beach lifestyle and the lower cost of living. Wendy Fry, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Trouble in paradise: Americans say they’ve lost access to their Baja resort homes," 10 Apr. 2021 This carefree existence came to an end with the unexpected death of Elizabeth’s father in 1952, just five years after Elizabeth and Philip’s wedding. NBC News, "Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip: The story of their marriage," 9 Apr. 2021 So what else does Teyana Taylor swear by to put her in a carefree mood? Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "Teyana Taylor Says This $8 Body Wash Has Transformed Her Skin," 5 Apr. 2021 Grammy winners Beyoncé and Blue Ivy had a carefree beach day in Malibu on Wednesday (March 31), and Bey shared some rare family photos. Heran Mamo, Billboard, "Beyoncé Shares Sweet Family Beach Day Pictures From Malibu," 31 Mar. 2021 There's a golden warmth to the music, a little Stevie Nicks and Alanis Morrissette at their most jagged and carefree. Shana Naomi Krochmal,, "Demi Lovato's New Groove," 25 Mar. 2021

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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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6 May 2021

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“Carefree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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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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