principled

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adjective prin·ci·pled \-s(ə-)pəld, -sə-bəld\

Definition of principled

  1. :  exhibiting, based on, or characterized by principle —often used in combination

Examples of principled in a sentence

  1. She took a principled stand on funding public education.

  2. <a high-principled art expert who always told clients what he honestly thought their items were worth>

1642

First Known Use of principled

1642


PRINCIPLED Defined for English Language Learners

principled

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adjective prin·ci·pled \-s(ə-)pəld, -sə-bəld\

Definition of principled for English Language Learners

  • : having, based on, or relating to strong beliefs about what is right and wrong


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