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- a based on or manifesting objectively defined standards of rightness or morality
principled pragmatism and unprincipled expediency
a principled person
- Joe has brought an independent, principled, and pragmatic voice to Washington that is more focused on getting results for Hoosier families than scoring political points.
- Principled conservatives worry that it's so big, it will institutionalize Big Government; principled liberals worry that it won't be big enough to resuscitate a flatlined economy.
- Have No Fear's Wojtyla (Thomas Kretschmann) is starchy and principled, more a paragon than a person.