- without anxiety or worry.
- requiring little care: carefree fabrics.
Origin of carefree
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1. lighthearted, joyous, elated, cheerful, gleeful, blithe.
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Examples from the Web for care-free
And now, suddenly, he was care-free, filled with an absurd joy.Two Thousand Miles Below
Charles Willard Diffin
The care-free, wholesome, out-of-door life at Mayberry seemed to suit her.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
She laughed, she ran, she reveled in being just her care-free, girlish self.The Wall Street Girl
Frederick Orin Bartlett
"I had my happy days—my days of care-free youth," the unquiet man was saying.They of the High Trails
They laughed together, the care-free laughter of their golden age.Glory of Youth
- without worry or responsibility
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Word Origin and History for care-free
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