lacking or not based on moral scruples or principles: an unprincipled person; unprincipled behavior.
not instructed in the principles of something (usually followed by in).
- un·prin·ci·pled·ness, noun
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How to use unprincipled in a sentence
In any event, the Court has previously drawn unprincipled lines that are difficult to square with legal texts and existing doctrines.The Supreme Court appears really eager to force taxpayers to fund religious education | Ian Millhiser | December 8, 2021 | Vox
“Roe and Casey are unprincipled decisions that have damaged the democratic process, poisoned our national discourse, plagued the law — and, in doing so, harmed this Court,” the brief states.Mississippi asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade in upcoming case | Robert Barnes | July 22, 2021 | Washington Post
Refusing to do so on the basis of ethnic solidarity is an unprincipled copout.
In politics, impractical positions count as inherently … unprincipled.Stop Rewriting Thanksgiving—and the Rest of History | Michael Medved | November 25, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
How did BP become an unprincipled bottom-line operator ready to cut any corners for profit?
I also thought he was completely unprincipled—he could change his views like leaves change their colors.
Anything more high-minded than an unprincipled grab for power voters might consider a sham.
O Bessie, there are so many unprincipled men in the world who love to win and betray the confidence of young innocent girls.The value of a praying mother | Isabel C. Byrum
That an unprincipled man should be followed by a majority of the House of Commons is no doubt an evil.
Others muttered that the event which all good men lamented was to be ascribed to unprincipled ambition.
Orford was covetous and unprincipled; but he had great professional skill and knowledge, great industry, and a strong will.
unprincipled men, alike in Church and State, made use of their position and power to gain their own ends and enslave the people.Hunted and Harried | R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for unprincipled
lacking moral principles; unscrupulous
(foll by in) archaic not versed in the principles of (a subject)
- unprincipledness, noun
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