unprincipled


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un·prin·ci·pled

 (ŭn-prĭn′sə-pəld)
adj.
Lacking principles or moral scruples; unscrupulous: unprincipled behavior.

unprincipled

(ʌnˈprɪnsɪpəld)
adj
1. lacking moral principles; unscrupulous
2. (foll by in) archaic not versed in the principles of (a subject)
unˈprincipledness n

un•prin•ci•pled

(ʌnˈprɪn sə pəld)

adj.
1. lacking or not based on moral scruples or principles; dishonest.
2. not instructed in the principles of something (usu. fol. by in).
[1625–35]
un•prin′ci•pled•ness, n.
syn: See unscrupulous.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unprincipled - lacking principles or moral scruplesunprincipled - lacking principles or moral scruples; "freedom from coarse unprincipled calumny"- A.E.Stevenson
unscrupulous - without scruples or principles; "unscrupulous politicos who would be happy to sell...their country in order to gain power"
principled - based on or manifesting objectively defined standards of rightness or morality; "principled pragmatism and unprincipled expediency"; "a principled person"
2.unprincipled - having little or no integrityunprincipled - having little or no integrity  
dishonorable, dishonourable - lacking honor or integrity; deserving dishonor; "dishonorable in thought and deed"

unprincipled

unprincipled

adjective
Lacking scruples or principles:
Translations

unprincipled

[ʌnˈprɪnsɪpld] ADJsin escrúpulos, cínico

unprincipled

[ʌnˈprɪnsɪpəld] adj [person] → dénué(e) de principes; [conduct, behavior] → amoral(e)

unprincipled

adjskrupellos; person alsocharakterlos

unprincipled

[ʌnˈprɪnsɪpld] adjsenza scrupoli
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He probably had Jacinto, or some of that unprincipled scoundrel's friends, show him a short route to Copan and he came on from there.
And am I answerable that thoughtless and unprincipled men exist, whose shades of countenance may resemble mine?
High times, indeed, if unprincipled young rakes like him are to be permitted to invade the sanctity of domestic bliss; though do what the Bashaw will, he cannot keep the most notorious Lothario out of his bed; for, alas
I have talked with Eliza about her boy--her duty to him as a Christian mother, to watch over him, pray for him, and bring him up in a Christian way; and now what can I say, if you tear him away, and sell him, soul and body, to a profane, unprincipled man, just to save a little money?
His vote is of no more worth than that of any unprincipled foreigner or hireling native, who may have been bought.
Her indignation would have been still stronger than it was, had she not witnessed that embarrassment which seemed to speak a consciousness of his own misconduct, and prevented her from believing him so unprincipled as to have been sporting with the affections of her sister from the first, without any design that would bear investigation.
Giacinta was unprincipled and violent: I tired of her in three months.
If I can make any sense of your nonsense, Miss,' I said, 'it only goes to convince me that you are ignorant of the duties you undertake in marrying; or else that you are a wicked, unprincipled girl.
To maintain these retainers, and to support the extravagance and magnificence which their pride induced them to affect, the nobility borrowed sums of money from the Jews at the most usurious interest, which gnawed into their estates like consuming cankers, scarce to be cured unless when circumstances gave them an opportunity of getting free, by exercising upon their creditors some act of unprincipled violence.
He did not even tell them his true name, and so they knew him only as Michael Sabrov, nor was there any resemblance between this sorry wreck and the virile, though unprincipled, Alexis Paulvitch of old.
Bingley, when questioned by Jane, had long ago asserted his blamelessness in the affair; that proud and repulsive as were his manners, she had never, in the whole course of their acquaintance-- an acquaintance which had latterly brought them much together, and given her a sort of intimacy with his ways-- seen anything that betrayed him to be unprincipled or unjust--anything that spoke him of irreligious or immoral habits; that among his own connections he was esteemed and valued-- that even Wickham had allowed him merit as a brother, and that she had often heard him speak so affectionately of his sister as to prove him capable of some amiable feeling; that had his actions been what Mr.
James II, the bigoted successor of Charles the Voluptuous, had annulled the charters of all the colonies, and sent a harsh and unprincipled soldier to take away our liberties and endanger our religion.