principled

[prin-suh-puh ld]

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. principle of indifference,
  2. principle of least action,
  3. principle of mathematical induction,
  4. principle of superposition,
  5. principle of virtual work,
  6. princox,
  7. pringle's disease,
  8. prink,
  9. print,
  10. print bar

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

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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