high-minded

[hahy-mahyn-did]
adjective
having or showing high, exalted principles or feelings.

Origin:
1495–1505

high-mindedly, adverb
high-mindedness, noun


principled, honest, fair, ethical, idealistic, scrupulous. See noble.
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high-minded
 
adj
1.  having or characterized by high moral principles
2.  archaic arrogant; haughty
 
high-'mindedly
 
adv
 
high-'mindedness
 
n

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Example sentences
Such high-minded disdain for the things of this world.
The reality is that his policies are building on an already quite high-minded
  and generous society.
The government has managed to drop other aspects of its once high-minded stand
  against the previous cabinet's policy.
In less high-minded places, voters and politicians may well snap their purses
  shut much sooner.
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