carefree

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adjective

without anxiety or worry.
requiring little care: carefree fabrics.

Nearby words

  1. careerist,
  2. careers adviser,
  3. careers master,
  4. careers mistress,
  5. careers officer,
  6. careful,
  7. carefully,
  8. carefulness,
  9. caregiver,
  10. caregiver speech

Origin of carefree

First recorded in 1785–95; care + free

SYNONYMS FOR carefree
Related formscare·free·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for care-free

carefree

adjective

without worry or responsibility
Derived Formscarefreeness, noun

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Word Origin and History for care-free

care-free

adj.

also carefree, "free from cares," 1795, from care (n.) + free (adj.). In Old English and Middle English this idea was expressed by careless.

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