unprincipled

  • 1 Unprincipled — Un*prin ci*pled, a. [Pref. un not + principled.] Being without principles; especially, being without right moral principles; also, characterized by absence of principle. {Un*prin ci*pled*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 unprincipled — index baseless, delinquent (guilty of a misdeed), depraved, diabolic, dishonest, disingenuous, disreputable, false ( …

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  • 3 unprincipled — (adj.) 1630s, not instructed (in something), from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + PRINCIPLED (Cf. principled). Meaning not honorable is recorded from 1640s …

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  • 4 unprincipled — [adj] corrupt abandoned, amoral, bent*, cheating, conscienceless, crooked, deceitful, devious, dirty dealing*, dishonest, dissolute, double crossing*, double dealing*, immoral, licentious, mercentary, praetorian, profligate, reprobate, shady, sly …

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  • 5 unprincipled — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not acting in accordance with moral principles …

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  • 6 unprincipled — [un prin′sə pəld] adj. characterized by lack of moral principles; unscrupulous …

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  • 7 unprincipled — [[t]ʌnprɪ̱nsɪp(ə)ld[/t]] ADJ GRADED (disapproval) If you describe a person or their actions as unprincipled, you are criticizing them for their lack of moral principles and because they do things which are immoral or dishonest. It is a market… …

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  • 8 unprincipled — unprincipledness, n. /un prin seuh peuhld/, adj. 1. lacking or not based on moral scruples or principles: an unprincipled person; unprincipled behavior. 2. not instructed in the principles of something (usually fol. by in). [1625 35; UN 1 +… …

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  • 9 unprincipled — adjective he is an unprincipled opportunist Syn: immoral, unethical, amoral, unscrupulous, Machiavellian, dishonorable, dishonest, deceitful, devious, corrupt, crooked, wicked, evil, villainous, shameless, base, low; libertine …

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  • 10 unprincipled — /ʌnˈprɪnsəpəld / (say un prinsuhpuhld) adjective 1. lacking sound moral principles, as a person. 2. showing want of principle, as conduct, etc. –phrase 3. unprincipled in, not instructed in the principles of. –unprincipledness, noun …

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  • 11 unprincipled — adjective Date: 1644 lacking moral principles ; unscrupulous • unprincipledness noun …

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  • 12 unprincipled — adjective /ʌnˈpɹɪnsɪpəld/ lacking moral values Syn: licentious, immoral See Also: principled, principle …

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  • 13 unprincipled — Synonyms and related words: amoral, conscienceless, corrupt, corrupted, criminal, crooked, dark, devious, dishonest, dishonorable, dissolute, doubtful, dubious, evasive, felonious, fishy, fraudulent, ill got, ill gotten, immoral, indirect,… …

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  • 14 unprincipled — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unscrupulous, thievish, rascally; lawless, perfidious, dishonest, fraudulent; wicked, evil. See improbity. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. unscrupulous, unethical, corrupt; see dishonest 2 . III (Roget… …

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  • 15 unprincipled — un|prin|ci|pled [ʌnˈprınsıpəld] adj formal not caring whether what you do is morally right = ↑unscrupulous …

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  • 16 unprincipled — un|prin|ci|pled [ ,ʌn prınsəpld ] adjective willing to use dishonest or unfair methods in order to get what you want …

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  • 17 unprincipled — adj. immoral, unscrupulous, lacking principles …

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  • 18 unprincipled — adjective not acting in accordance with moral principles …

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  • 19 unprincipled — a. Immoral, wicked, vicious, bad, knavish, roguish, dishonest, trickish, iniquitous, profligate, villanous, tricky (colloq.) …

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  • 20 unprincipled — adjective formal not caring about whether what you do is morally right; unscrupulous …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English