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carefree

[kair-free] /ˈkɛərˌfri/
adjective
1.
without anxiety or worry.
2.
requiring little care:
carefree fabrics.
Origin of carefree
1785-1795
First recorded in 1785-95; care + free
Related forms
carefreeness, noun
Synonyms
1. lighthearted, joyous, elated, cheerful, gleeful, blithe.
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  • He can be comfortable and carefree and happy, as he deserves to be.'

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Then Beatrice cited how carefree Jill Briggs was with her four children.

    The Gorgeous Girl

    Nalbro Bartley
  • No longer the carefree, happy girl she had been but a few short weeks before.

  • They were happy and carefree, seemingly without a worry in their lives.

  • There was an expression of carefree happiness on the faces of both father and daughter.

    War and Peace Leo Tolstoy
British Dictionary definitions for carefree

carefree

/ˈkɛəˌfriː/
adjective
1.
without worry or responsibility
Derived Forms
carefreeness, noun
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