Definition of principled adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈprɪnsəpld//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɪnsəpld//
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  1. 1having strong beliefs about what is right and wrong; based on strong beliefs a principled woman to take a principled stand against abortion opposite unprincipled See related entries: Moral
  2. 2based on rules or truths a principled approach to language teaching
  3. Extra examples The new biography presents her as a deeply principled woman. Their approach might seem principled, but in fact it’s morally dubious. We need to get back to the days of principled journalism. We need to take a principled stand against the government’s actions.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: principled