devil-may-care


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Related to devil-may-care: devilishness, devil-may-care attitude

dev·il-may-care

(dĕv′əl-mā-kâr′)
adj.
1. Heedless of caution; reckless.
2. Jovial and rakish in manner.

devil-may-care

adj
careless or reckless; happy-go-lucky: a devil-may-care attitude.

dev′il-may-care′



adj.
reckless; careless; rollicking.
[1785–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.devil-may-care - cheerfully irresponsibledevil-may-care - cheerfully irresponsible; "carefree with his money"; "freewheeling urban youths"; "had a harum-scarum youth"
irresponsible - showing lack of care for consequences; "behaved like an irresponsible idiot"; "hasty and irresponsible action"
2.devil-may-care - marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness; "a cocktail party given by some...raffish bachelors"- Crary Moore
unconventional - not conventional or conformist; "unconventional life styles"

devil-may-care

adjective happy-go-lucky, casual, careless, easy-going, reckless, unconcerned, flippant, nonchalant, heedless, insouciant his reckless, devil-may-care attitude to life
Translations

devil-may-care

[ˈdevlmeɪˈkɛəʳ] ADJdespreocupado; (= rash) → temerario, arriesgado

devil-may-care

adjleichtsinnig, vollständig unbekümmert; he’s got a devil-may-care attitude to lifeseine Lebenseinstellung ist „Nach mir die Sintflut

devil-may-care

[ˈdɛvlmeɪˈkɛəʳ] adj (attitude) → sprezzante
References in classic literature ?
My devil-may-care acquaintance,' said Mr Chester--'really if you do not draw some nicer distinctions, your career will be cut short with most surprising suddenness.
His soldiers formed a legion of devil-may-care fellows, perfectly undisciplined toward all but himself.
I tell you,' said the dwarf, exulting in his project, 'that I'll be a bachelor, a devil-may-care bachelor; and I'll have my bachelor's hall at the counting-house, and at such times come near it if you dare.
There was a short silence, after which Toby Crackit, seeming to abandon as hopeless any further effort to maintain his usual devil-may-care swagger, turned to Chitling and said,
He was an old grizzled sailor, whom Toby and myself had frequently seen in Nukuheva, where he lived an easy devil-may-care life in the household of Mowanna the king, going by the name of 'Jimmy'.
Bert, his handsome face bitter and devil-may-care, had tilted his chair back against the wall and was singing
It by no means follows that because a man is a sexton, and constantly surrounded by the emblems of mortality, therefore he should be a morose and melancholy man; your undertakers are the merriest fellows in the world; and I once had the honour of being on intimate terms with a mute, who in private life, and off duty, was as comical and jocose a little fellow as ever chirped out a devil-may-care song, without a hitch in his memory, or drained off a good stiff glass without stopping for breath.
I can see well enough," he went on, after a pause, "all the best big fellows look on me with suspicion; they think I'm a devil-may-care, reckless young scamp.
Carlier, undermined by fever, could not swagger any more, but kept tottering about, still with a devil-may-care air, as became a man who remembered his crack regiment.
He sang it with an assumption of a Devil-may-care voice, that made his face a thousand times more meagre and more thoughtful than ever.
WHEN we were growing up Billy, Joey, and me, My brothers: Big, devil-may-care Billy, Darkly handsome, elegant Joey.
It seems like a long time ago when Derrick Rose was terrorizing opposing NBA defenses with his acrobatic drives to the rim and devil-may-care play style.