from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Heedless of caution; reckless.
- adj. Jovial and rakish in manner.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Carefree, reckless, irresponsible.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. cheerfully irresponsible.
- adj. marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Reckless; careless.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. cheerfully irresponsible
- adj. marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness
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Omar is the most feared man on the mean streets of this version of Baltimore, mostly because of his facility with a shotgun and his general devil-may-care attitude.
Armand, I succumb to your combination of wit, folksiness and “devil-may-care” nihilism.
That sort of devil-may-care attitude, how naughty they are.
She says, addressing Miriam, “Rest assured, you're at the top of the tree of lace knitters now: and that attention to detail over grafting puts you ahead of me, as I get quite devil-may-care over these, having come from such long exposition to in-your-face baddish joins.”
Pearce's injury – he has since recovered and is back to riding on snow – was a jarring reminder of the dangers posed to these athletes who often market themselves as devil-may-care thrillseekers but know they make their living in a far more serious, and dangerous, profession.
He starts calling himself “Tony T, as in TNT, boom baby!” and becomes a devil-may-care stuntman.
The thought gave me a reckless, devil-may-care courage.
“Women like a man with a sensitive side,” Nutz said, chewing a piece of hyena gristle that dangled out of his mouth, giving him a debonair, devil-may-care air.
Minutes earlier, the now businesslike Harris was in full devil-may-care Barney mode during a bar scene that was as rollicking between takes as it was during them.
I was in no position to care, and the following night I reprised my devil-may-care flouting of the rules by mixing a Dark 'n' Stormy with the delicious, chocolatey Kraken Black Spiced Rum.