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Definitions for unprincipled
ʌnˈprɪn sə pəldun·prin·ci·pled

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unprincipledadjective

    lacking principles or moral scruples

    "freedom from coarse unprincipled calumny"- A.E.Stevenson

  2. unprincipledadjective

    having little or no integrity


  1. unprincipledadjective

    lacking moral values

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Unprincipledadjective

    Not settled in tenets or opinions.

    I do not think my sister so to seek,
    Or so unprincipl’d in virtue’s book,
    As that the single want of light and noise
    Could stir the constant mood of her calm thoughts. John Milton.

    Others betake them to state affairs, with souls so unprincipled in virtue, and true generous breeding, that flattery, and court shifts, and tyrannous aphorisms, appear to them the highest points of wisdom. John Milton, on Education.


  1. unprincipled

    Unprincipled refers to a person or a behavior that lacks moral integrity, ethics or principles. It describes someone who does not adhere to acceptable standards of conduct, who is dishonest, unscrupulous or dishonorable.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unprincipledadjective

    being without principles; especially, being without right moral principles; also, characterized by absence of principle

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Unprincipled

    un-prin′si-pld, adj. without settled principles: not restrained by conscience: profligate.—v.t. Unprin′ciple, to destroy the moral principles of.—n. Unprin′cipledness.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unprincipled in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unprincipled in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of unprincipled in a Sentence

  1. Edwin Meese:

    And they failed... And he did all this to position himself to run for governor of Massachusetts. Hes doing a similar thing against President Trump. The man is utterly unprincipled. And Ill prove it to you.

  2. Al Capp:

    [Abstract art is] a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.

  3. Al Capp:

    Abstract art is a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.

  4. Al Capp:

    Abstract art: a product of the untalented sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.

  5. Janet Morris:

    Gods and politics are the tools with which the godless and unprincipled manipulate the gullible.

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