Examples of unprincipled in a Sentence
a dishonest and unprincipled attack on his reputation
an unprincipled businessman who made a lot of money—and didn't care how he did it
Recent Examples of unprincipled from the Web
Americans are generally proud of their free speech tradition, and many argue that the European approach is unprincipled or ineffective.
Trump, an unruly, unprincipled leader, must find them and hold them close.
The exceptional 1989 film Glory revealed that black men had fought for the Union—yet white Union soldiers were still mostly portrayed as unprincipled foils.
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First Known Use of unprincipled
Synonymscutthroat, immoral, Machiavellian, unconscionable, unethical, unscrupulous
Antonymsethical, moral, principled, scrupulous
Related Wordsmerciless, pitiless, remorseless, ruthless; crooked, deceitful, dishonest, jackleg, knavish; corrupt, debased, debauched, decadent, degenerate, degraded, demoralized, depraved, dissipated, libertine, licentious, profligate; cheapjack, dog-eat-dog, opportunistic; calculating, scheming, sharp
Near Antonymsconscientious, good, honorable, just, noble, righteous, virtuous
UNPRINCIPLED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unprincipled for English Language Learners
: not having or showing concern for what is right
UNPRINCIPLED Defined for Kids
Definition of unprincipled for Students
- unprincipled behavior
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