Synonyms and Antonyms of principle
something (such as a belief or value) that helps a person know what is right and wrong and that influences their actions
- He refused to participate on principle.
- It is against her principles to steal.
precept, rule, standard, tenet
moral, norm, value
hypothesis, proposition, theory, thesis
axiom, truism, verity
belief, canon, doctrine, dogma, gospel, law
basis, foundation, ground
conclusion, deduction, inference
affirmation, assertion, avouchment, declaration
dictum, ipse dixit
assumption, given, hypothetical, if, postulate, premise (also premiss), presumption, presupposition, supposition