Definition of devil-may-care in English:

devil-may-care

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adjective

Cheerful and reckless: light-hearted, devil-may-care young pilots
More example sentences
  • The next morning we woke up to find the mild-mannered videographer had been transformed into a devil-may-care, wild-haired punk!
  • The Libertines resemble reality TV ' celebrities ' more than old fashioned, devil-may-care rock stars.
  • The folk singer Jim Croce slipped a romantic reference to the pills into "Speedball Trucker," his ode to devil-may-care driving.
Synonyms
irresponsible, wild, foolhardy, headlong, over-adventurous, over-venturesome, audacious, death-or-glory, hare-brained, madcap, imprudent, unwise, unthinking;
nonchalant, casual, airy, breezy, flippant, swaggering, insouciant, indifferent, happy-go-lucky, easy-going;
unworried, untroubled, unconcerned;
British tearaway
informal harum-scarum

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