Examples of principled in a Sentence
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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Bowing to China on issue after issue has only reinforced the impression in Beijing that the Trump administration - rather than being firm and principled in defending U.S. interests - can be bought or bent with little effort.
Menashe is not about a bitter custody battle, or even a principled stand taken against an unfair society.
Trump does have defenders more principled than Hannity and the Fox News commentariat.
Actually, across his long career, Gerry took principled stands for the Revolution, the American republic, limited government, and the Bill of Rights.
Thus, some Trumpists decided to express their principled opposition to such intimidation, by threatening to kill Kaczynski and his family.
Ted Cruz, a principled conservative who would never condone violence against the media, thirstily made some vague, nonsensical allusions suggesting that CNN may have committed a crime.
In the years since, Gillibrand has made a name for herself as an ambitious, principled lawmaker, with — recently — a bit of a sailor’s mouth.
But the draft summit conclusions seen by Bloomberg suggest European leaders are also alive to Macron’s concern that the EU’s principled commitment to free trade doesn’t tip over into naivety.
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First Known Use of principled
Synonymsdecent, ethical, honest, just, noble, honorable, respectable, righteous, stand-up, upright, upstanding
Antonymsbase, dishonest, dishonorable, ignoble, low, unethical, unjust, unprincipled, unrighteous, unworthy
Related Wordsblameless, guiltless, irreproachable, unassailable, unimpeachable; chivalrous, classy, high-minded, menschy, right-minded; conscientious, fair, good, incorruptible, moral, reputable, respected, scrupulous, uncorrupted, virtuous; decorous, nice, polite, proper, seemly
Near Antonymsbad, blackguardly, corrupt, criminal, crooked, evil, immoral, iniquitous, knavish, mean, nefarious, rascally, reprehensible, roguish, rotten, scoundrelly, sinful; unfair, unscrupulous, vile, villainous, wicked, wretched; blamable, blameworthy, censurable, culpable; debased, debauched, decadent, degenerate, degraded, demoralized, depraved, disgraceful, disreputable, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, loose, perverse, perverted, profligate, reprobate, shameful, venal
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