What is the opposite of principle?

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Opposite of a rule used to determine one's choices
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Opposite of a belief or set of beliefs held and taught by a Church, political party, or other group
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(usually used in plural form "essentials") Opposite of a fundamental element or characteristic
“Frankly, I find the minutia of everyday life much more interesting than the glaring important life-changing events that shape our lives.”
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Opposite of moral principles that govern the conduct of a person or organization
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(usually used in plural form "values") Opposite of principles or standards of behavior
“A terrible vice that some people have is gambling.”
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Opposite of a general rule intended to regulate behaviour or thought
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Opposite of an explanation for an occurrence
“And yet, within this enormity, hidden on every page is a small boy who opens his eyes to witness the inexplicability of human sorrow.”
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Opposite of the intrinsic nature or quality of something, especially abstract, which determines its character
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Opposite of a seemingly self-evident or necessary truth which is based on assumption
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Opposite of a principle or standard by which something may be judged or decided
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Opposite of an intention for which something is hoped to be accomplished
“Their indifference may be due to the fact that they see the sheer pointlessness of this program.”
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Opposite of just behavior or treatment
“Colin made his disenchantment with injustice known to the public.”
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Opposite of an essential or characteristic part of something
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Opposite of a leading or primary principle, rule, law, or article
“Force is the ally and auxiliary of the law, so as long as the latter is respected, the force will be inactive.”
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Opposite of explanation based on hypothesis and experiments
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Opposite of a (usually technical) description of an event or system that is considered to be accurate
“Experts cannot explain the mystery surrounding Lincoln's survival in the death zone of Mt. Everest.”
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Opposite of an individual rule as part of a system of law or religious doctrine
“Mr. Wizard was arrested for practicing wizardry, a crime worthy of certain damnation in most parts.”
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Opposite of the characteristic of being high-minded
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Opposite of the principal aspect or dimension of something
“We have concentrated only on the periphery of the problem, and perhaps even tried to eliminate some of the symptoms, but the interference problem is still there.”
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Opposite of a goal or purpose
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Opposite of a foundation or starting point for further work
“There is a branch of science that has been developed or is developing to study every species of creation.”
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Opposite of respect and honor
“Their cowardice was a great disservice to their country.”
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Opposite of a supposition made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation
“Life is temporary, and that is a fact that we have to get used to.”
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Opposite of a method or procedure for achieving something
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Opposite of one's humanity or benevolence
“Many wars reveal the soullessness of mankind.”
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Opposite of the unrealistic belief in or pursuit of perfection
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Opposite of a fact or belief that is accepted as true
“It would be safe to assume that most consider the flat earth theory to be a falsehood.”
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Opposite of the usual state of something
“A change was introduced to the system to improve its processes and operation.”
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