freewheeling

freewheeling
[[t]fri͟ː(h)wi͟ːlɪŋ[/t]]
ADJ: usu ADJ n
If you refer to someone's freewheeling lifestyle or attitudes, you mean that they behave in a casual, relaxed way without feeling restricted by rules or accepted ways of doing things.

He has given up his freewheeling lifestyle to settle down with his baby daughter.

...an update on corporate affairs delivered in Johnson's unique, freewheeling style.


English dictionary. 2008.

См. также в других словарях:

  • freewheeling — adj. acting heedless of consequences; acting without controls, external or internal; as, freewheeling foolishness. Syn: careless, irresponsible, reckless. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • freewheeling — 1903, from free wheel (1899, see FREE (Cf. free) (adj.) + WHEEL (Cf. wheel)); a bicycle wheel that turns even when not being pedaled, later from the name of a kind of automobile drive system that allowed cars to coast without being slowed by the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • freewheeling — [frē′ hwēl′iŋ, frē wēl′iŋ] adj. 1. of or having a freewheel 2. Informal unrestrained in manner, actions, etc.; uninhibited …   English World dictionary

  • freewheeling — adjective Date: 1931 free and loose in form or manner: as a. heedless of social norms or niceties < the raider style of his freewheeling father Garry Wills > b. not repressed or restrained < freewheeling promiscuity > < a freewheeling competitive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • freewheeling — adjective 1. free of restraints or rules (Freq. 1) freewheeling foolishness the versatility of his poetic freewheeling style • Similar to: ↑unrestrained 2. cheerfully irresponsible carefree with his money freewheeling …   Useful english dictionary

  • freewheeling — /free hwee ling, wee /, adj. 1. operating in the manner of a freewheel. 2. (of a person) moving about freely, independently, or irresponsibly. 3. (of words, remarks, actions, etc.) unrestrained; irresponsible: Loose, freewheeling charges were… …   Universalium

  • freewheeling — free|wheel|ing [ˌfri:ˈwi:lıŋ] adj [only before noun] informal not worried about rules or what will happen in the future ▪ A lot of the girls envied me my independent, freewheeling life …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • freewheeling — free|wheel|ing [ fri,wilıŋ, fri,hwilıŋ ] adjective not limited by rules, customs, or responsibilities: a freewheeling lifestyle …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • freewheeling — adjective informal / fri: wi:lIN / not worried about rules or what will happen in the future: A lot of the girls envied me my independent, freewheeling life …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • freewheeling — UK [ˈfriːwiːlɪŋ] / US [ˈfrɪˌwɪlɪŋ] / US [ˈfrɪˌhwɪlɪŋ] adjective not limited by rules, customs, or responsibilities a freewheeling lifestyle …   English dictionary


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