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free·wheel·ing

 (frē′wē′lĭng, -hwē′-)
adj.
1.
a. Free of restraints or rules in organization, methods, or procedure.
b. Heedless of consequences; carefree.
2. Relating to or equipped with a free wheel.

freewheeling

(ˌfriːˈwiːlɪŋ)
adj
1. (Automotive Engineering) relating to, operating as, or having a freewheel; coasting
2. informal free of restraints; carefree or uninhibited

free•wheel•ing

(ˈfriˈʰwi lɪŋ, -ˈwi-)

adj.
1. moving about freely.
2. not concerned with or constrained by rules, conventions, or responsibilities.
3. unrestrained; irresponsible.
[1900–05]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.freewheeling - free of restraints or rules; "freewheeling foolishness"; "the versatility of his poetic freewheeling style"
unrestrained - not subject to restraint; "unrestrained laughter"
2.freewheeling - cheerfully irresponsiblefreewheeling - 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"
Translations

freewheeling

[ˈfriːˌwiːlɪŋ] ADJ [discussion] → desenvuelto; (= free) → libre, espontáneo; (= careless) → irresponsable

freewheeling

[ˌfriːˈwiːlɪŋ] adj (fam) (person) → indipendente
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