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adjective as in principled

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At the very least, he would make a thoughtful and high-minded sparring partner for Clinton in the debates that lie ahead.

But she also voices a firm belief that we initially went into Iraq with what she terms a “high minded” purpose.

This was one of those old timey high-minded battles in which the very identity of the Jewish State hung in the balance!

And Rose, of course, has hosted his high-minded eponymous PBS show for two decades.

For him to present it as a high-minded attempt to empower voters shows what nerve the guy has.

You may imagine the effect this missive produced upon the proud, high-minded doctor of divinity.

High-minded and possessing a keen sense of honor himself, he had an instinctive aversion to anything mean or low in others.

The doctor smiled again at the boy's high-minded openness, which must have cost an effort of self-humiliation.

In truth, there was good ground for his sorrowful apostrophe, for the scene was very painful to a high-minded witness.

Such, it might seem, would be the course which a high-minded and zealous teacher would pursue in imparting moral instruction.


On this page you'll find 33 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to high-minded, such as: honest, noble, virtuous, chivalrous, conscientious, and ethical.

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