principled

[ prin-suh-puh ld ]
/ ˈprɪn sə pəld /

adjective

imbued with or having moral principles (often used in combination): high-principled.

Origin of principled

First recorded in 1635–45; principle + -ed3
Related formsmis·prin·ci·pled, adjectivenon·prin·ci·pled, adjectivewell-prin·ci·pled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for principled

principled

/ (ˈprɪnsɪpəld) /

adjective

  1. having high moral principles
  2. (in combination)high-principled
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Word Origin and History for principled

principled


adj.

"honorable, moral," 1690s, from principle, which was used as a verb 17c.-18c. meaning "to ground in principles."

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