principled

[ prin-suh-puhld ]
/ ˈprɪn sə pəld /

adjective

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

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Origin of principled

First recorded in 1635–45; principle + -ed3

OTHER WORDS FROM principled

mis·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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