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unprincipled


adjective

  1. lacking or not based on moral scruples or principles: an unprincipled person; unprincipled behavior.
  2. not instructed in the principles of something (usually followed by in).

adjective

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

adj.1630s, “not instructed” (in something), from un- (1) “not” + principled. Meaning “not honorable” is recorded from 1640s.

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