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

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 Those who favor teeny-tiny bags, for instance, are carefree minimalists who can move about their day with the bare essentials. Christian Allaire, Vogue, 10 Apr. 2022 Shuffling his stocky frame around the kitchen and the chillout zone, Jirnih commands the place with a relaxed and carefree attitude but is laser focussed on finding problems to fix. Johnny O'reilly, Rolling Stone, 22 Mar. 2022 Just a minute like that, included within this relatively carefree film, makes a world of difference. Peter Debruge, Variety, 13 Mar. 2022 Her incredible energy and carefree spirit made an indelible impression on me. Joey Nolfi,, 16 Feb. 2022 Her incredible energy and carefree spirit made an indelible impression on me. Benjamin Vanhoose,, 16 Feb. 2022 Be willing to accept the guiding hand of people wiser than you in September, when you can be carefree and enjoy a vacation. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, 25 May 2021 Her carefree duplicity very much suggests worst practices in a Beltway training film. Armond White, National Review, 9 Feb. 2022 Fast friendships formed during the idyllic getaways of carefree vacations can have a way of souring when reassessed in the starker light of the real world. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Feb. 2022 See More

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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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24 Apr 2022

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“Carefree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2022.

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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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