freewheeling

[ free-hwee-ling, -wee- ]
/ ˈfriˈʰwi lɪŋ, -ˈwi- /

adjective

operating in the manner of a freewheel.
(of a person) moving about freely, independently, or irresponsibly.
(of words, remarks, actions, etc.) unrestrained; irresponsible: Loose, freewheeling charges were traded during the argument.

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Origin of freewheeling

First recorded in 1900–05; freewheel + -ing2
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British Dictionary definitions for freewheeling

freewheeling
/ (ˌfriːˈwiːlɪŋ) /

adjective

relating to, operating as, or having a freewheel; coasting
informal free of restraints; carefree or uninhibited
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