1. based on or manifesting objectively defined standards of rightness or morality
; - Example: "principled pragmatism and unprincipled expediency"- Example: "a principled person"
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3 definitions retrieved:
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Principle \Prin"ci*ple\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Principled; p.
pr. & vb. n. Principling.]
To equip with principles; to establish, or fix, in certain
principles; to impress with any tenet, or rule of conduct,
good or ill.
Governors should be well principled. --L'Estrange.
Let an enthusiast be principled that he or his teacher
is inspired. --Locke.
[1913 Webster] Princock
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: based on or manifesting objectively defined standards of
rightness or morality; "principled pragmatism and
unprincipled expediency"; "a principled person" [ant:
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
60 Moby Thesaurus words for "principled":
Christian, blameless, clean, correct, creditable, decent, erect,
estimable, ethical, fair, full of integrity, good, high-minded,
high-principled, highly respectable, honest, honorable, immaculate,
inviolate, irreproachable, just, law-abiding, law-loving,
law-revering, manly, moral, moralistic, noble, proper, pure,
reputable, respectable, right, right-minded, righteous, scrupulous,
spotless, stainless, sterling, true-dealing, true-devoted,
true-disposing, true-souled, true-spirited, truehearted,
unblemished, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, undefiled, unimpeachable,
unspotted, unstained, unsullied, untarnished, upright, uprighteous,
upstanding, virtuous, worthy, yeomanly