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    Unprincipled” is an epithet.

    What does this "epithet" mean here? "a swear word" or "a nickname"?
    59)We want our politicians to act on principle and not out of narrow self-interest. ➓Protect human rights. Protect national security. Defend free speech. ⓫Our codes of professional ethics are all about the good principles that should guide doctors, lawyers, and architects. ⓬Respect for client and patient autonomy. Loyalty. Trust. ⓭“Unprincipled” is an epithet.But like rules, good principles, unleavened by judgment, can be dangerous.

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    Re: Unprincipled” is an epithet.

    An "epithet" can be a nickname, but is more often used for an insulting remark. I don't like the use of "unleavened" there. It usually apples to bread.

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    Re: Unprincipled” is an epithet.

    I don't understand this whole sentence. What does it imply in the context?
    Unprincipled” is an epithet.

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    Re: Unprincipled” is an epithet.

    If you call somebody 'unprincipled', you're insulting them.

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