freewheeling freewheeling  /f ˈri ˌwi lɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) free of restraints or rules
  2. (adj) cheerfully irresponsible

Usage(s):

  1. Not everyone is comfortable with this freewheeling baby feeding.
  2. But with the press focused on Obama, McCain got attention only when he slipped up during one of his patented freewheeling encounters with reporters.
  3. MySpace represented the freewheeling spirit of the Web, where anonymity allows people to experiment with their identity and express their views freely.

News

  1. Pond Need a Xanax in Super Trippy 'Xanman' Video

    Tame Impala offshoot Pond specialize in a gnarly sort of freewheeling psych-rock that seems ill-fit for proper studios and other hi-def niceties. The song "Xanman," for instance, is a wild and wooly barell-ride down a memory lane occupied by Marc Bolan, Roky Erickson, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant — it's freaky and raw and catchy nonetheless...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Spin

  2. Justices Reject Patents for Genes

    Washington — The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that naturally occurring human genes may not be patented, potentially opening up commercial and scientific terrain to more freewheeling exploration.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Valley News

  3. NSA chief: We owe the public stats on surveillance

    Officials pledge to release information in the coming week to prove agency isn't "freewheeling it"
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CBS News

Quotes

  1. "When you think of Wall Street ...... one has an image of these very freewheeling, razzle-dazzle, buccaneering kinds of firms," Chernow said. "That style of business is now history."
    on Dec 6, 2008 By: Ron Chernow Source: FOXNews

  2. Posner, writing in The New Republic last month, said of Scalia's work in Heller: "The decision ...... is evidence that the Supreme Court, in deciding constitutional cases, exercises a freewheeling discretion strongly flavored with ideology."
    on Sep 27, 2008 By: Richard Posner Source: Washington Post

  3. "We are playing more of a freewheeling style, to take advantage of Jason's strengths and Josh's strengths," Stackhouse said. "Then when we get into the halfcourt, the few sets, most of them go to Dirk. I've always been a guy that thrived...
    on Nov 18, 2008 By: Jerry Stackhouse Source: International Herald Tribune

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