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unprincipled

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adjective un·prin·ci·pled \ˌən-ˈprin(t)-s(ə-)pəld, -sə-bəld\

Simple Definition of unprincipled

  • : not having or showing concern for what is right

Full Definition of unprincipled

  1. :  lacking moral principles :  unscrupulous

un·prin·ci·pled·ness noun

Examples of unprincipled

  1. a dishonest and unprincipled attack on his reputation

  2. <an unprincipled businessman who made a lot of money—and didn't care how he did it>



1644

First Known Use of unprincipled

1644


UNPRINCIPLED Defined for Kids

unprincipled

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adjective un·prin·ci·pled \ˌən-ˈprin-sə-pəld\

Definition of unprincipled

  1. :  not having or showing high moral principles <unprincipled behavior>





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