- imbued with or having moral principles (often used in combination): high-principled.
Origin of principled
Examples from the Web for principled
A principled GOP could,” said the Senator, “find people on both left and right to cooperate on issues.My Coffee Klatch With Rand Paul
P. J. O’Rourke
September 27, 2014
He developed a reputation for principled independence that others sometimes saw as arrogance.From The Square Deal to The New Deal: The Overlapping Political Identities of TR and FDR
September 9, 2014
“We hope that the release of this exam will address the principled confusion that the new framework produced,” Coleman wrote.RNC to Congress: Investigate the AP U.S. History Exam
August 14, 2014
It is a call to be principled and practical at the same time.Liberals Need to Learn to Say No
July 10, 2014
Yes, Katniss is brave, strong, and principled, but she is not purely good, or unrealistically selfless.Young Adult Novel Adaptations Put Mainstream Blockbusters to Shame
June 14, 2014
She is principled against it, and says she will not be rung about the house like a negro.Pencil Sketches
These also, and no others, are principled in love truly conjugial.The Delights of Wisdom Pertaining to Conjugial Love
The principled Royalists are certainly not of force to effect these objects by themselves.
Every arm lifted up for royalty from the beginning was the arm of a man so principled.
He was too proud willingly to live on Katie, and he was principled against labour.An Anarchist Woman
- having high moral principles
- (in combination)high-principled
Word Origin and History for principled
"honorable, moral," 1690s, from principle, which was used as a verb 17c.-18c. meaning "to ground in principles."