freewheeling

[ free-hwee-ling, -wee- ]
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adjective
  1. operating in the manner of a freewheel.

  2. (of a person) moving about freely, independently, or irresponsibly.

  1. (of words, remarks, actions, etc.) unrestrained; irresponsible: Loose, freewheeling charges were traded during the argument.

Origin of freewheeling

1
First recorded in 1900–05; freewheel + -ing2

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How to use freewheeling in a sentence

  • You're a free-wheeling, wide-swinging, hard-hitting, independent entity—monarch of all you survey—captain of your soul and so on.

    Masters of Space | Edward Elmer Smith

British Dictionary definitions for freewheeling

freewheeling

/ (ˌfriːˈwiːlɪŋ) /


adjective
  1. relating to, operating as, or having a freewheel; coasting

  2. informal free of restraints; carefree or uninhibited

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