Synonyms of principle in English:

principle


See definition of principle

noun

1‘the most elementary principles of physics’

SYNONYMS

truth, proposition, concept, idea, theory, postulate

assumption, basis, fundamental, essence, essential

philosophy

2‘they stuck to the principle of laissez-faire’

SYNONYMS

doctrine, belief, creed, credo, attitude, rule, golden rule, guideline, formula, standard, criterion, tenet, truism, code, ethic, maxim, motto, axiom, aphorism, notion, dictum, Dogma, canon, law

3‘a woman of principle’

SYNONYMS

morals, morality, moral standards, moral values, ethics, code of ethics, beliefs, credo, ideals, standards, integrity, uprightness, high-mindedness, righteousness, virtue, probity, rectitude, sense of honour, honour, decency, conscience, sense of duty, scruples


Phrases

    in principle

      1‘there is no reason, in principle, why we couldn't work together’

      SYNONYMS

      in theory, theoretically, on paper, in an ideal world

      en principe

      2‘he has accepted the idea in principle’

      SYNONYMS

      in general, on balance, generally, in essence, by and large, on the whole, all in all, in the main, all things considered, taking everything into consideration