Simple Definition of principled
: having, based on, or relating to strong beliefs about what is right and wrong
Full Definition of principled
: exhibiting, based on, or characterized by principle —often used in combination
Examples of principled
She took a principled stand on funding public education.
<a high-principled art expert who always told clients what he honestly thought their items were worth>
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