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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I am, indeed, provoked at the artifice of this unprincipled woman; what stronger proof of her dangerous abilities can be given than this perversion of Reginald's judgment, which when he entered the house was so decidedly against her
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The unprincipled marauders,'' he said ``were I ever to become monarch of England, I would hang such transgressors over the drawbridges of their own castles.
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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.
Your Freindship for my Daughter has indeed been most powerfully exerted by throwing her into the arms of an unprincipled Fortune- hunter.
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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.