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

Origin of carefree

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

Synonyms for carefree Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for carefree

Contemporary Examples of carefree

Historical Examples of carefree

  • 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



without worry or responsibility
Derived Formscarefreeness, noun
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