carefree

[ kair-free ]
/ ˈkɛərˌfri /
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adjective

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

Origin of carefree

First recorded in 1785–95; care + free
SYNONYMS FOR carefree
Related formscare·free·ness, noun
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carefree

/ (ˈkɛəˌfriː) /

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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