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noun plural

Synonyms and Antonyms of principles

  1. 1 general or basic truths on which other truths or theories can be based <if you don't learn the principles of algebra now, you won't understand much later on> Synonyms ABC(s), alphabet, basics, elements, essentials, fundamentals, grammar, rudiments Related Words basis, bedrock, cornerstone, foundation, groundwork, keystone, underpinning; nitty-gritty; belief, canon, doctrine, dogma, faith, philosophy; axiom, law, precept, tenet; rule, standard; theorem Near Antonyms details, trivia

  2. 2 the code of good conduct for an individual or group <stuck to his principles even in the face of extreme pressure> Synonyms ethos, morality, morals, norms, ethics, standardsRelated Words customs, dictates, etiquette, manners, mores, values; beliefs, dogma, faith, tenets

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