Definition of unprincipled in English:



  • (of a person or their behaviour) not acting in accordance with moral principles.

    ‘an unprincipled womanizer’
    • ‘Later events proved him in fact to have been a ‘daring and unprincipled scoundrel’.’
    • ‘And since Bush is a canny and very unprincipled politician, he will not want to play in a game in which the odds are so heavily against him.’
    • ‘The throne was no longer at issue; now she was merely an eccentric noblewoman running from an unprincipled enemy.’
    • ‘It's safer and it won't make other people seem as stupid as you are unprincipled.’
    • ‘Blair's defiance is possible only because of the unprincipled character of the opposition he faces.’
    • ‘When grasping and unprincipled people begin to test the patience of the general public, I believe they have something to worry about.’
    • ‘Because, Margo, we are not unprincipled and we do believe in forming a Government.’
    • ‘History shows us that it is in exactly such times that unprincipled men such as Schröder can be expected to do crazy things.’
    • ‘In reality, its just one more time that you will show that you are simply an unprincipled coward.’
    • ‘If I can choose my enemy, I prefer an unprincipled politician to a disguised true believer.’
    • ‘Perhaps you would prefer we returned to the unprincipled behaviour displayed by Keating and friends, conveniently termed diplomacy.’
    • ‘There could hardly be a more graphic illustration of how putting power in the hands of unprincipled people can bring a community down, if it yields to such pressure.’
    • ‘Some unknown, unprincipled rascal wins a bunch of tickets for the first Test and promptly sells them on e-bay.’
    • ‘The attitude taken by the Post highlights the hypocritical and unprincipled character of its criticisms of the Bush administration.’
    • ‘But then given his ruthlessly unprincipled behaviour in 1975 such behaviour shouldn't be unexpected.’
    • ‘You are completely unprincipled and have no interest whatsoever in morals, justice or fairness of any kind.’
    • ‘I'm the first to admit that I think that John Kerry is a sleazy, unprincipled politician.’
    • ‘The unprincipled behaviour of the Bush administration has been met with principled conduct and objections.’
    • ‘Your builder would appear to be one of those unprincipled persons.’
    immoral, unethical, unscrupulous, amoral, dishonourable, reprobate, dishonest, unprofessional, deceitful, devious, corrupt, corrupted, dissolute, underhand, crooked, bad, wicked, evil, villainous, roguish, shameless, sinful, ignoble, base, low, degenerate, sordid
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