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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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.
Globe returnee Patrick Kerr brings humor and heartbreak as the principled and perpetually exasperated Duke of York, whose own family becomes split in two over the Richard/Henry faceoff.
The ad, financed by a group called the Principled PAC, opens with gunfire and footage of Scalise on a stretcher.
PRINCIPLED Cat Mays visited clubhouses occasionally during Willie's career in the majors, but the father wasn't often quoted by the press.
PRINCIPLEDCat Mays visited clubhouses occasionally during Willie's career in the majors, but the father wasn't often quoted by the press.
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: having, based on, or relating to strong beliefs about what is right and wrong
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