- 1(Of a person or their behaviour) acting in accordance with morality and showing recognition of right and wrong: a principled politicianMore example sentences
- Whistleblowers are highly principled people who are in the job because they thought they could do it in an ethical manner.
- Duff sometimes behaved like a cad to his women; in politics, he was a model of principled behaviour.
- Kevin was principled, courageous, incorruptible, unselfish and a man of great integrity.
- 2(Of a system or method) based on a given set of rules: a coherent and principled approachMore example sentences
- It says that there is no principled way to decide that some limitations on land use are takings and others are not.
- These five justices have all the right in the world to have their own principled way of interpreting the constitution.
- But there are several reductions of arithmetic to set theory, and seemingly no principled way to decide between them.