devil-may-care devil-may-care

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) cheerfully irresponsible
  2. (adj) marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness

Usage(s):

  1. Eventually the club grew to most states and 30 or more countries, fueled by the alluring imagery of devil-may-care outlaws making their own rules.
  2. There are countless other reasons why this product will remain a geek's toy, but I wanted to praise it as a symbol of the devil-may-care spirit of Archos innovation.

News

  1. Artist worked for Playboy, Sun-Times

    Back when Playboy magazine was so new that the covers featured women with their clothes on, artist Norman “Norm” Harris was struck by the devil-may-care insouciance of publisher Hugh Hefner. “Everyone on the staff would be working, and Hugh Hefner would come in at 2 in the afternoon,” Mr. Harris’ daughter, Rochelle, remembers him telling her. As Playboy’s associate art director from 1955 to 1958 ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Chicago Sun-Times

  2. Ryanair's O'Leary lives up to reputation in Air Show appearance

    Michael O’Leary, the devil-may-care head of Ireland-based European budget airline Ryanair, made a rare Air Show appearance in Paris Wednesday and lived up to his reputation for colorful language and unmediated disrespect for legacy flag carriers and government bureaucrats. O’Leary came t
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

Quotes

  1. "Puritan lives were overwhelmingly, fantastically literary," writes Vowell, bringing home her title. "The country that became the US bears a closer family resemblance to the devil-may-care merchants of New Amsterdam than it does Boston's...
    on Oct 17, 2008 By: Sarah Vowell Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "I thought it would be fun to try a show that had a higher element of devil-may-care entertainment," Lowe said. "This is not HBO, not groundbreaking. That's not what I'm trying to do. ...... 'dr. vegas' is a guilty pleasure without the guilt...
    on Nov 2, 2004 By: Rob Lowe Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  3. In an essay on SaaS, Stallman writes, "The real meaning of 'cloud computing' is to suggest a devil-may-care approach towards your computing. It says, 'Don't ask questions, just trust every business without hesitation. Don't worry about who controls...
    on Jun 9, 2010 By: Richard Stallman Source: Mashable (blog)

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