noun plural

Synonyms and Antonyms of principles

  1. 1 general or basic truths on which other truths or theories can be based if you don't learn the principles of algebra now, you won't understand much later on Synonyms ABC(s), alphabet, basics, elements, essentials, fundamentals, grammar, rudiments Related Words basis, bedrock, cornerstone, foundation, groundwork, keystone, underpinning; nitty-gritty; belief, canon, doctrine, dogma, faith, philosophy; axiom, law, precept, tenet; rule, standard; theorem Near Antonyms details, trivia

  2. 2 the code of good conduct for an individual or group stuck to his principles even in the face of extreme pressure Synonyms ethos, morality, morals, norms, ethics, standardsRelated Words customs, dictates, etiquette, manners, mores, values; beliefs, dogma, faith, tenets

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