Definition of principled
: exhibiting, based on, or characterized by principle —often used in combination
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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Trump didn't merely state a principled disagreement.
Of the entire Legislature, are there really only four principled among you?
The saga centers on the tension between Richard, the young and in some ways hapless 14th-century English king, and his ambitious but principled cousin Henry Bolingbroke.
Mark Felt wasn’t the glamorous, high-principled hero some expected Deep Throat to be.
Merkel’s principled stance on Ukraine has helped turn her into Putin’s main European adversary.
The passion of the Defend Boyle Heights activists appears principled to some, embarrassingly naïve to others.
This week's developments took place just as the local testing program was nearing completion, with only a few principled opponents and those recently out of town still to be tested.
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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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