Definition of principled in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈprɪnsɪp(ə)ld/


1(Of a person or their behaviour) acting in accordance with morality and showing recognition of right and wrong: a principled politician
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  • 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 approach
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  • 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.
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