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op·por·tun·ist

 (ŏp′ər-to͞o′nĭst, -tyo͞o′-)
n.
One who takes advantage of any opportunity to achieve an end, often with no regard for principles or consequences.

op′por·tun′ism n.

op•por•tun•ism

(ˌɒp ərˈtu nɪz əm, -ˈtyu-)

n.
the policy or practice, as in politics or business, of adapting actions, decisions, etc., to expediency or effectiveness without regard to principles or consequences.
[1865–70; < Italian opportunismo]
op`por•tun′ist, n.

opportunism

the conscious policy and practice of taking selfish advantage of circumstances, with little regard for principles. — opportunist, n.opportunistic, adj.
See also: Behavior
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.opportunism - taking advantage of opportunities without regard for the consequences for others
selfishness - stinginess resulting from a concern for your own welfare and a disregard of others

opportunism

noun expediency, convenience, exploitation, realism, manipulation, pragmatism, capitalization, realpolitik, utilitarianism, making hay while the sun shines (informal), striking while the iron is hot (informal), unscrupulousness, Machiavellianism The opposition's concern for the environment was mere political opportunism.
Quotations
"There is a tide in the affairs of men,"
"Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune" [William Shakespeare Julius Caesar]
Translations
إنْتِهازِيَّه
opportunisme
oportunizam
megalkuvás
hentistefna
oportunizmus
fırsatçılık

opportunism

[ˌɒpəˈtjuːnɪzəm] Noportunismo m

opportunism

[ˌɒpərˈtjuːnɪzəm] nopportunisme m

opportunism

opportunism

[ˌɒpəˈtjuːnɪzm] n (frm, pej) → opportunismo

opponent

(əˈpəunənt) noun
a person who opposes. an opponent of the government; He beat his opponent by four points.
opporˈtune adjective
coming at the right time. an opportune remark.
opporˈtunely adverb
opporˈtuneness noun
opportunism noun
opporˈtunist noun
a person who takes advantage of any circumstance which will help him personally. a political opportunist.
References in classic literature ?
In Defoe's last years he suffered a great reverse of fortune, paying the full penalty for his opportunism and lack of ideals.
BJP believes what has happened tonight is a classic case of political opportunism and a case of compulsive politics," Rao told ANI.
It might meet the political goals of the parties in the coalition, but this move is emblematic of the worst sort of opportunism .
Summary: The greed and opportunism of Lebanese politicians, tribal leaders and political parties knows no bounds.
Secondly, it matters because if we are confronted with a wannabe leader with neither personality nor passion, there can be only one thing guiding them - political opportunism.
In a joint statement, the three candidates said: "Theresa May has called a General Election out of opportunism and intolerance.
The hairstylist's comments remind me of the term 'Gender Opportunism,' a typical behaviour seen in some individuals who try to target a specific gender to make the most of the situation.
In particular, we assess differences with regard to opportunism and relationship continuance--two important outcome variables that have been studied at length in the buyer-supplier relationship literature (Conner & Prahalad, 1996; Morgan & Hunt, 1994; Sako & Helper, 1995).
Speaking to M AIL T ODAY , Congress spokesman Salman Anees Soz, said: " BJP is doing worst kind of political opportunism in pursuit of its mission- 44 in Jammu and Kashmir.
Politicians are so good at exposing each other's opportunism.
Political opportunism is actually influencing the state of affairs in one's favour by hook or by crook at any cost for political prestige, power, support and seizure keeping aside the gospels and principles.
W]e cannot mistake Putin's opportunism for genuine conservative values.