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(of a person or their behaviour) not acting in accordance with moral principles:‘an unprincipled womanizer’
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, sordiddastardlyView synonyms
- ‘The throne was no longer at issue; now she was merely an eccentric noblewoman running from an unprincipled enemy.’
- ‘The unprincipled behaviour of the Bush administration has been met with principled conduct and objections.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Because, Margo, we are not unprincipled and we do believe in forming a Government.’
- ‘It's safer and it won't make other people seem as stupid as you are unprincipled.’
- ‘Your builder would appear to be one of those unprincipled persons.’
- ‘But then given his ruthlessly unprincipled behaviour in 1975 such behaviour shouldn't be unexpected.’
- ‘If I can choose my enemy, I prefer an unprincipled politician to a disguised true believer.’
- ‘Some unknown, unprincipled rascal wins a bunch of tickets for the first Test and promptly sells them on e-bay.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Perhaps you would prefer we returned to the unprincipled behaviour displayed by Keating and friends, conveniently termed diplomacy.’
- ‘I'm the first to admit that I think that John Kerry is a sleazy, unprincipled politician.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘You are completely unprincipled and have no interest whatsoever in morals, justice or fairness of any kind.’
- ‘History shows us that it is in exactly such times that unprincipled men such as Schröder can be expected to do crazy things.’
- ‘Later events proved him in fact to have been a ‘daring and unprincipled scoundrel’.’
- ‘In reality, its just one more time that you will show that you are simply an unprincipled coward.’
- ‘The attitude taken by the Post highlights the hypocritical and unprincipled character of its criticisms of the Bush administration.’
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