Words related to care

garrulous (adj.)

1610s, from Latin garrulus "talkative, chattering," from garrire "to chatter," from PIE root *gar- "to call, cry," of imitative origin (compare Greek gerys "voice, sound," Ossetic zar "song," Welsh garm, Old Irish gairm "noise, cry"). Related: Garrulously; garrulousness.

caring (n.)

"act or state of showing concern for others," 1550s, verbal noun from care (v.).

after-care (n.)

"care given after a course of medical treatment," 1854, from after + care (n.).

care-free (adj.)

also carefree, "free from cares," 1795, from care (n.) + free (adj.). In Old English and Middle English this idea was expressed by careless.

careful (adj.)

Old English cearful "mournful, sad," also "full of care or woe; anxious; full of concern" (for someone or something), thus "applying attention, painstaking, circumspect" (late Old English), the main modern sense; from care (n.) + -ful. In Middle English also "miserable, unfortunate," of persons or things; "causing fear, frightening, terrible." Careful-bed (early 14c.) was "sick-bed;" careful-day (c. 1200) was "judgment day."

Dragons dryfes doun
With kene carefull crie.
["The Wars of Alexander," c. 1400]
caregiver (n.)

also care-giver, "one who looks after the physical needs at home of the sick, aged, disabled, etc.," by 1974, from care (n.) + giver. It has, in many senses, the same meaning as caretaker, which ought to be its antonym.

careless (adj.)

Old English carleas "free from anxiety; unconcerned," from care (n.) + -less; a compound probably from Proto-Germanic (compare Old Norse kærulauss "quit, free"). The original recorded senses was extinct by mid-17c. (now in care-free); the main modern meaning "not paying attention, inattentive, not taking due care" is attested by 1560s (in carelessly). The meaning "done or said without care, unconsidered" is from 1650s.

cares (n.)

"anxieties," late Old English, from care (n.).

caretaker (n.)

also care-taker, "one who takes care of something," 1769, from care (n.) + agent noun of take (v.). The back-formed verb caretake is attested by 1890.

care-worn (adj.)

also careworn, "oppressed or burdened with cares," 1828, from care (n.) + worn.