unprincipledness

unprincipled

[uhn-prin-suh-puhld]
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 ).

Origin:
1625–35; un-1 + principled

unprincipledness, noun


1. tricky, dishonest. See unscrupulous.
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unprincipled (ʌnˈprɪnsɪpəld)
 
adj
1.  lacking moral principles; unscrupulous
2.  archaic (foll by in) not versed in the principles of (a subject)
 
un'principledness
 
n

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unprincipled
1634, "not instructed" (in something), from un- (1) "not" + principled (see principle). Meaning "not honorable" is recorded from 1644.
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