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Synonyms for principle
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. principle, rule(noun)

    a basic generalization that is accepted as true and that can be used as a basis for reasoning or conduct

    "their principles of composition characterized all their works"

    Synonyms:
    precept, rationale, convention, rule, normal, pattern, ruler, prescript, regulation, formula, linguistic rule, dominion

  2. principle(noun)

    a rule or standard especially of good behavior

    "a man of principle"; "he will not violate his principles"

    Synonyms:
    rationale, precept, rule

  3. principle(noun)

    a basic truth or law or assumption

    "the principles of democracy"

    Synonyms:
    rationale, precept, rule

  4. principle, rule(noun)

    a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system

    "the principle of the conservation of mass"; "the principle of jet propulsion"; "the right-hand rule for inductive fields"

    Synonyms:
    precept, rationale, convention, rule, normal, pattern, ruler, prescript, regulation, formula, linguistic rule, dominion

  5. principle, precept(noun)

    rule of personal conduct

    Synonyms:
    rationale, precept, commandment, teaching, rule

  6. rationale, principle(noun)

    (law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature)

    "the rationale for capital punishment"; "the principles of internal-combustion engines"

    Synonyms:
    rationale, precept, rule

Wiktionary

  1. principle(noun)

    Synonyms:
    tenet

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. principle

    Doctrine primarily signifies that which is taught; principle, the fundamental basis on which the teaching rests. A doctrine is reasoned out, and may be defended by reasoning; a dogma rests on authority, as of direct revelation, the decision of the church, etc. A doctrine or dogma is a statement of some one item of belief; a creed is a summary of doctrines or dogmas. Dogma has commonly, at the present day, an offensive signification, as of a belief arrogantly asserted. Tenet is simply that which is held, and is applied to a single item of belief; it is a neutral word, neither approving nor condemning; we speak of the doctrines of our own church; of the tenets of others. A precept relates not to belief, but to conduct. Compare FAITH; LAW.

    Synonyms:
    article of belief, article of faith, belief, doctrine, dogma, precept, teaching, tenet

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. principle

    Synonyms:
    source, origin, motive, cause, energy, substance, element, power, faculty, truth, tenet, law, doctrine, axiom, maxim, postulate, rule

    Antonyms:
    exhibition, manifestation, application, development, issue, exercise, operation, formation, action

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. principle(n.)

    Synonyms:
    origin, source, cause, spring, mainspring, fountain, groundwork, prime mover, fountain-head

  2. principle(n.)

    Synonyms:
    element, substratum, fundamental or primordial substance

  3. principle(n.)

    Synonyms:
    postulate, axiom, law, elementary proposition, fundamental truth

  4. principle(n.)

    Synonyms:
    doctrine, tenet, dogma, opinion, maxim, rule

  5. principle(n.)

    Synonyms:
    ground, motive, reason

  6. principle(n.)

    Synonyms:
    integrity, uprightness, rectitude, probity, honesty, virtue, righteousness, incorruptibility, goodness, trustworthiness, trustiness, worth, honor

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